When restrictions were put in place back in March our local group get-togethers were cancelled and we quickly had to adapt to online zoom video meetings.
Although not quite the same as meeting in person it has allowed the social interaction to continue between attendees, volunteers and staff and we have been amazed at the positive feedback from all. These groups have been fundamental to maintaining existing friendships, developing new ones and keeping people connected within their local community.
OPAL After Hours is for anyone age 60+ and takes place fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. This is the newest of our groups and was launched to support older people across West Lothian through the dark and cold winter nights when there are less opportunities to get out and fewer visitors.
The programme is led by our Group Facilitator Sandy and consists of a variety of activities and entertainment including quizzes, live music, speakers, games and of course there is plenty of time to chat and get to know each other.
The group are keen to welcome new people and if required our staff can assist you to get connected.