Winter advice for Meldrum residents

Grant Taylor, SHE Manager at SGN's Dunfermline depot and colleague Donald MacDonald with Oldmeldrum Lunch Club guests Duncan Coutts, RVS member Margaret Gill, Ruby Clark, RVS member Pat Middleton and Margaret Barclay
Grant Taylor, SHE Manager at SGN's Dunfermline depot and colleague Donald MacDonald with Oldmeldrum Lunch Club guests Duncan Coutts, RVS member Margaret Gill, Ruby Clark, RVS member Pat Middleton and Margaret Barclay

Older people living in the Oldmeldrum area enjoyed a free lunch followed by a large helping of advice about how to stay safe and warm this winter, at an event held in Oldmeldrum Town Hall last week.

The lunch was one of a series of events up and down the country organised by the Royal Voluntary Service along with gas distribution company SGN as part of their joint Winter Wellness campaign, which aims to help all older people to stay both physically and emotionally well during the colder months.

Royal Voluntary Service staff members and volunteers were on hand at the event to supply information about the range of services available locally, and SGN staff were there to talk to people about gas safety and specifically about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Michelle Meyer, Royal Voluntary Service Manager for Oldmeldrum, said: “As the colder weather continues this winter, older people are thinking about how they can keep warm and well, and preparation plays an important part in that.

She added: “These events provide an opportunity for older people to get expert advice on staying well in winter and to find out more about the services that are available to them locally.”