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Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC038980

The project aims to implement preventative approaches to ensure that older people have a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle that will ease the demand on services and contribute to the wellbeing of communities.

Current opportunities

The Invercarron Lunch Club in Stonehaven requires 2 volunteers each week and are appealing for volunteers who would be willing to help on a rota basis, perhaps once every four weeks. The role would include setting up the tables, serving the meals, washing the dishes and serving teas and coffees. Small amount of cash handling might be require but not necessary.

To help older people stay independent in their home for as long as possible we need people with basic DIY and gardening skills to act as a handyperosn for odd jobs as and when required .

The transport service is designed to help older people to get out and about to the shops, social visits and to medical appointments. Volunteers can choose which route is preferred.

The Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network is looking for Volunteers for its increasingly popular shopping service for older people. Volunteers either take the older person to the shops or do the shopping for them. This may include visits to the bank, chemist, post office or other local amenities. This is a really important service and helps people live independently in their own homes for longer. People also say how important the social contact with the Volunteer is for them.