Great week for Arbroath’s elders

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Age Concern Arbroath has just completed a very successful Older People’s Week.

Teas were served to almost 150 senior citizens at the Arbroath Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms Helen Street on Monday and Thursday.

Ian Ballantyne, chairman of the local Branch welcomed the company.

In the absence of Annie Ogilvy, Lindsey Watson and her team prepared the meals which were served by the ladies and members of the Branch.

Scott Carnegie, accordionist and his uncle Marshall on sticks provided musical entertainment following the meals which was very much enjoyed by all.

On Tuesday around 80 people made their way to the Old and Abbey Church for a lovely evening of music and verse provided by In Harmony Ladies Choir under their conductor Vicki Whyte. Soloist was Janet Williamson and Alison Hart guest accompanist.

On Wednesday afternoon members of The Rotary Club of Arbroath took around 24 senior citizens for a drive before treating them to tea at the Legion. Jenny McKay provided music for a sing-a-long.

The final event, a concert in the Old and Abbey Church on Friday, given by Arbroath Male Voice Choir was also attended by a large number of seniors who enjoyed a memorable evening of song. Jill Kerr and two of Sheena’s pupils Catie Mathieson and Isabella Robb enchanted the audience with their singing and choir member Ken Lonie read several humorous verses. Alison Hart was the choir’s guest accompanist.

The concert brought to a close yet another memorable Older People’s Week.

Mo Morrison, chairman echoed the words of her fellow committee members saying the week had been absolutely tremendous and added her thanks to all who had helped in any way including the entertainers, the Legion ladies and gentlemen for the superb meals and the Meadowbank Inn who made the sandwiches and cakes for the concert cuppies.

Greeting cards were sent to all residential homes, nursing homes and Arbroath and Little Cairnie hospitals wishing residents and patients every good wish for Older People’s Week.