Ferry Friends – Official Launch!

Creetown Initiative’s Ferry Friends is delighted to announce the official launch of our new project for the older generation of Creetown and surrounding area. We will be holding a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in the Waverley Hall, Creetown, 11am – 1pm.

This event is open to older people, those who work with older generations and local community members. There will be a selection of tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches, in addition to traditional live music performed by Ian Duffy.

Activities and Events to be Developed

Ferry Friends  aims to promote social interaction through providing a range of activities that the people of the Kirkmabreck Parish area will themselves decide. The project will also be reaching out to people in their own homes who perhaps don’t find it so easy to get out and about.

Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation

The wider goals of Ferry Friends are to reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation. As people get older, and particularly in rural settings the possibility of reduced contact with friends and family increases, and this can have a very significant affect on someone’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Ferry Friends will work to alleviate these effects by providing new opportunities for social contacts and friendships.

Meet the Team

Our new project is being run by two new team members; Kenny Campbell (centre) and Dianne White (right) , with Chris Hanna (left) line-managing, and the team is looking forward to meeting with the community to develop activities. Kenny and Dianne will be circulating questionnaires at the Coffee Morning launch event and will be talking with people to gather feedback about what kind of activities they would like to see.

Get in Touch!

If you feel Ferry Friends is something that might be of benefit to you, or someone you know then please contact Dianne or Kenny on 01671 820654, pop into the Creetown Initiative Office, or email ferryfriendscreetown@gmail.com. We also have a facebook page; Ferry Friends.

 

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