Ferry Friends is our community project for the older members of Creetown and the parish of Kirkmabreck. We offer activities that aim to improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation among our senior citizens.
Activities and Events
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. Events in the past have included coffee mornings, trips to the Newton Stewart Cinema, chair yoga, quiz afternoons, Citizen’s Advice coffee mornings, plant pot painting, afternoon tea dances and others.
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.