Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire
Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire is a charity providing low level services to older adults throughout the Renfrewshire area. Our services are delivered by volunteers and co-ordinated by ROAR staff.
We Aim To:
Work in partnership with older people and with local communities to build community capacity, improve health and wellbeing, maximise independence and reduce the impact of social isolation. ROAR has been co-designed, developed and funded by Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire CHP.
ROAR Health & Wellbeing Clubs For Older Adults Aged Over 65
ROAR Clubs offer a healthy meal, a tailored health and wellbeing programme, information and an opportunity to socialise. Currently ROAR operates 13 clubs in 11 venues in Renfrewshire.
The clubs operate on different days in various venues throughout Renfrewshire.
Transport to clubs is subject to availability of volunteers.
ROAR clubs provide a healthy lunch at a cost of £2.90 per person (tea/coffee is extra). Full details for each club are given on application. All clubs start at approximately 12 noon. Some extended activity programmes may also have a small charge.
Who Can Use The ROAR Clubs?
- Older people who would benefit from a supportive social environment aimed at maximising their health and wellbeing.
- Older people who are at risk of isolation and loneliness.
- Older adults who want to make better links with other people and their community.
For more information on the club venues contact ROAR Office on 0141 889 7481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Details of club venues are listed on our website www.roar-renfrewshire.org
Befriending is aimed at people who are socially isolated and may have mobility or other disability issues.
This service gives people the opportunity to meet with a volunteer in their own home or be accompanied for a walk or other activities agreed between ROAR and the older person.
Who Can Use The ROAR Befriending Service?
- Older adults who need encouragement and assistance to get out and about.
- Older adults who have been discharged from hospital and need encouragement to regain their confidence and link with their community.
- Older adults who are housebound, do not receive significant amounts of other services or have poor network of support.
Volunteering for ROAR
ROAR is always looking for more volunteers and would welcome anyone who can spare a few hours to help with delivering the above services. We have a variety of roles including food servers, club welcomers, befrienders, bus escorts, entertainers to name but a few. Minimum age for volunteering is 16, there is no upper limit. So if you want to meet new people, learn new skills, contribute to your local community and have fun, contact ROAR for more information on 0141 889 7481 or email Margaret@roar-renfrewshire.org or download our Volunteer Application Form from our website www.roar-renfrewshire.org
ROAR (Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire),
West End Community Centre,
5 A Underwood Lane, Paisley PA1 2SL