LOOPs at the Botanics

LOOPs at the Botanics

Aug 21 2017

Last Friday Ryan, Rachel and Theodora had a busy day at the Royal Botanic Gardens co-hosting a LOOPs event at the historic Botanic’s Cottage. The event ‘Local Opportunities for Older People’ had been planned together with Heather and her volunteers at the LOOPs phone-line based at ‘Volunteer Edinburgh’.

The event brought together older people from across the north west of the city and offered a morning of IT support including information on Bank of Scotland’s online services, light exercise from ‘Ageing Well’ and information on local services and activities. ‘Contact the Elderly’, ‘SHRUB’ and City of Edinburgh Libraries service were all represented at the event.

Laura from the Botanics Cottage also gave a fascinating talk on the history and ‘move’ of the cottage to its new location. It was an exciting and busy day with lots going on. We would like to thank everyone who got involved and were able to help make the event a success.

Finally a huge thank you to Sainsbury’s at Craigleith for supplying some delicious cakes for the day.

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