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Tell Your Tale – Luminate Creative Ageing Festival

Tell Your Tale – Luminate Creative Ageing Festival

On 10 October the LOOPs phone line is hosting a free event in Edinburgh city centre as part of the Luminate Creative Ageing Festival. Called “Tell Your Tale”, we would like to hear and record your story. The evening will be an informal one where you can relax over a cup of tea and a […] Read More

Phoneline that helps everyone over 65 across Edinburgh

No matter who you are we are happy to chat and assist. The phoneline advisers are well trained and keen to take calls to enhance people’s lives and improve their circumstances. No request is ever too small or too big, we want to encourage and motivate the over 65s. While the LOOPs Phoneline project does […] Read More

Assistance for people in later life

A single source of help for people in later life, reducing the burden and concern on families. Offers versatility and trust 3 themes DO HELP ADVISE Offering simple or complex services like DIY Administration Care and professional services www.mypersonalback-up.co.uk

New from Old Project Community Crafternoon

There is a community event being organised at the SHRUB. We are reaching out to the local community to learn new skills and reminisce about times gone past when there was less waste. If you would like to come along to share skills, enjoy some cake and a cuppa or just to meet new people […] Read More

Three Generations of Women

Three Generations of Women in Scotland Project – Are you interested in taking part? I am looking for three generations of women in a family to take part in research looking at what it means to be a woman in Scotland. The only requirements are: that everyone is over 18 years of age and that […] Read More

Just Retired?

LOOPs phoneline project assists with ideas on getting ‘oot the hoose’ Time on your hands? Want something to do? As we get older, the risk of social isolation becomes greater, which can also affect our mental and physical health. LOOPs (Local Opportunities for Older People) was set up to combat this. We run a city-wide […] Read More

LGBT Age receive funding for support in Edinburgh & Glasgow

    14th July 2017   LGBT Age celebrates Scottish Government funding   “The work of LGBT Age is so vital, both in providing services and advocating on behalf of older LGBT people. It has the power to change lives.” The Scottish Government has announced three-year funding to LGBT Health’s groundbreaking LGBT Age project which […] Read More

Gardening for Older People, wish we had this in Edinburgh

Three Galway students are cutting people’s grass in exchange for hugs   Three young students from Galway city have started a service of cutting people’s grass in exchange for hugs. Off school for the summer, Jack, Dominik and Eoin decided to fill their time giving back to the people of the city by cutting the […] Read More

RE Use and Re Cycle in South Central Edinburgh especially for older people to share skills

A collaboration between the student-led Swap and Reuse Hub (SHRUB) Co-operative and older people’s community organisations in South Central Edinburgh to develop a series of “New from Old Workshops.   We (The SHRUB) run skill-sharing workshops which enable people to learn about how to upcycle, repair and be creative with stuff which others have discarded.  […] Read More