Good year for Age Concern

Arbroath Age Concern reported on a very successful year at their recent annual general meeting held in the Voluntary Action Angus premises.

Older People’s Week was a huge success with teas provided for around 180 senior citizens at the Royal British Legion Scotland branch clubrooms. The teas were prepared and served by Annie Ogilvie and her team from the ladies’ section. Entertainment was provided by Laura Taylor and friends.

Two concerts given by In Harmony Ladies’ Choir and Arbroath Male Voice choir took place in the Old and Abbey Church halls and were enjoyed by almost 200 seniors. Tea and refreshments were served by committee and friends.

During the special week Arbroath Rotary Club hosted afternoon tea at the Legion following a short drive for senior citizens who were unable to attend other events. Entertainment was provided by Rotary members.

Treasurer Ann Birse reported donations had been received from several local trusts.

And she stated that these gifts had gone a long way to providing such a wonderful special week and Christmas vouchers for senior citizens. The committee was delighted to have received several cards of thanks .

Greeting cards were sent to local hospitals and to nursing and residential homes for Older People’s Week and at Christmas.

Older People’s Week 2014 will take place from September 22 to 26.

Full details of the annual event will be announced at a later date.