Full programme of Older People’s Week events

The elderly people of Arbroath were treated to a musical evening in the Old and Abbey Church Hall on Tuesday evening. Pictured with them are the ladies who organise the events.
The elderly people of Arbroath were treated to a musical evening in the Old and Abbey Church Hall on Tuesday evening. Pictured with them are the ladies who organise the events.

AGE CONCERN Arbroath’s annual Older People’s Week got off to a great start on Monday when around 90 senior citizens were treated to tea at the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms in Helen Street.

The meals were prepared by Annie Ogilvie and friends and served by Legion members. Paddy Quinlan, Legion chairman, welcomed the company and proposed a vote of thanks. Entertainment was provided by Laura Taylor and friends.

The second event, a concert at the Old and Abbey Church hall, took place on Tuesday evening when around 80 senior citizens were entertained by Alison Macdonald, Ray Will, Elspeth Coley and Maureen Morrison. Songs from the shows, humorous poems and stories were all enjoyed by the audience. Alison Hart was the accompanist. Tea and a ‘pokie’ were served during the interval.

On Wednesday afternoon members of The Rotary Club of Arbroath took housebound seniors for a short car trip which was followed by tea served at the Meadowbank Inn. Entertainment was provided by Tony Simpson, Ian Grimmond and John Cuthbert.

Yesterday a further 90 people sat down to tea at the Legion and again the entertainment was provided by Laura Taylor and friends.

Tonight (Friday), a concert will be given by Arbroath Male Voice Choir at the Old and Abbey Church bringing this special week in Arbroath to a close.

Greeting cards were sent to all nursing and residential homes in Arbroath and to Little Cairnie Hospital and Arbroath Infirmary.

The committee and friends did their bit to help raise funds to defray costs by doing a bag pack at Morrisons supermarket on Saturday. The total realised was just under £1,000.

Age Concern Arbroath chairman Maureen Morrison thanked all who had helped make Older People’s Week a huge success.