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Nourishing Coldside – planting a seed

We had our first Nourishing Coldside community event on Monday 16th of April. It was the first of three lunchtime activities that we are calling Souperb Coldside.

During the event we were able to connect an attendee who was concerned about weight loss with the Keep Well Community Nurse. We captured happy faces in our photographs and emptied the soup pot in no time at all. I am going to stick my neck out and describe the first event as a success.

The structure of Souperb Coldside event is light and simple. We are here for older people in the local area to come along for a soup, roll and refreshments. We have 4 x 5 minute talks from local organisations/groups or services. There is time after the talks for people to speak to the presenters directly.

At the event at Fleming Garden Sheltered Housing Complex, we had Beatrice talking about Hot and Coldside. Janice from Coats and Quilts let people know about the surplus coats and quilts that she donates to older people. Dawn from the Helping Older People Engage Project talked about the range of ways HOPE can help older people with access and information. We also had an Occupation Therapist (Brian) from the Dundee Independent Living Centre informing people about the breadth of equipment in the centre and he brought some examples too.

Thanks to Beatrice’s recruitment on Monday The Hot and Cold(side) events on the 25th and 2nd of May at Fleming Gardens are full but there are still some spaces at Hill Street and Glenesk (see posters below). If you would like to know more or book a space at any other events then give us a shout.

Last but not least thanks to Liz from Community Companions for volunteering to help us in the morning. The scones probably wouldn’t have been the same without you

Souperb Coldside

Hot and Coldside

darrylgaffney@dva.scot

01382 797741

beatrice.rozinskaite@nhs.net

07974 242 138

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