Roar – Connections for Life

Old age can be one of the most fulfilling periods of our lives if we have positive relationships, reasonable health and fulfilling experiences. Roar – Connections for Life is an award-winning charity focused on bringing people together, promoting wellbeing and offering a range of fun things to do.

What we do

Many people think we ‘just do lunch clubs’ but we have expanded the range of services over the last few years.

Roar Clubs

Eligibility criteria applies – Costs vary per club

We operate a network of clubs that are designed to provide an opportunity to meet people, socialise and laugh whilst investing in your physical and mental health through our wellbeing programmes.

Befriending – By assessment only

Befriending is aimed at people who are particularly socially isolated due to life events, low confidence or declining mobility.  Our experienced staff assess and design opportunities around the interests and ability of the person.  For some people this may be a weekly visit, regular phone calls, or for others they may become part of a friendship group.  The service is grant funded but capacity is limited.

OTAGO  – Costs and venues vary

Provides gentle exercises designed for older adults to improve your strength and balance which will help to keep you mobile.  In various venues throughout Renfrewshire.

Falls Prevention Service  – By assessment only

We are passionate about stopping avoidable falls and injuries.  Out trained staff can assess and offer advice and solutions to help you stay safer and independent longer.

Roar Do Feet

Basic toenail cutting and filing service delivered by Roar staff and trained volunteers who have been supported by NHS.  Various venues throughout Renfrewshire.  Cost £12 for 30 min appointment and one off cost of £12 for foot care pack.  A phone assessment will be carried out for suitability for new appointments.

Well Invested – Wed * By assessment only

This is an ‘Exclusive’ Health and Wellbeing MOT and service. Qualified Physiotherapists provide a baseline assessment of your fitness and help you make improvements through specialist exercises. Particularly beneficial for anyone worried about their balance or falling.

Reels & Spiels  – Tue 1 – 4 pm *

A chance to see new or old films picked by the group.  There is an opportunity for a blether and try out our film quiz along with a cup of tea. Fun, friendship and laughter guaranteed.

Craft Cafe  – Tue 10 – 12 noon *

A creative, safe and social environment where the over 60’s can learn new skills, renew social  networks and reconnect with their communities.

Come Dine with Me – Fri – 10.30 – 1 pm* 

Older adults plan, prepare, cook meals and then dine together.  The group is supported to try new recipes, pick up new cooking tips with an emphasis on having fun and eating well.

Men’s Group – Fri 1.30 – 3.30*

(1- 4 on trip days)

This opportunity is for older men who want to come together to enjoy and learn from activities related to topics such as science, technology, history, sport, politics and nature with a monthly trip.

IT Tablet Classes  –  various venues

If you don’t have a tablet but want to find out more, or do you have one and want to get better at using it, this informal 6 week course is for you. Courses run throughout the year.

Volunteering in Later Life

Open to All – Priceless

Many older people have a huge amount of skills and assets. Volunteering in later life can help give purpose and structure to life whilst helping people in your community. All the projects need volunteers and there is no upper age limit.

More information:

You can find out more about our services and events via our website or even through our facebook or twitter. Our phone number is 0141 889 7481.