Older People’s Project launching in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire

Fri 22nd May 2015

Arts’ Craft Café workshops for the over 60’s opening in four new locations

Free Craft Café
workshops are now open in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, in partnership
with FLAIR – The Federation of Local Associations in Renfrewshire and East
Renfrewshire, and ROAR – Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire. Craft Café
programmes provide people aged 60+ with the opportunity to access an arts
workshop and support from an artist in residence. The workshop is a place where
they can learn new skills, renew social networks and reconnect with their
communities. Craft Café takes place in both community and care home settings.

craft cafe

The programme offers members
a safe, social environment, teaches new skills, reduces isolation and
loneliness, improves mental and physical health and encourages joy in later

Natalie McFadyen
White, Programme Manager said:

“We’re delighted to
be working with FLAIR and ROAR to bring this life-changing programme to the
over 60’s in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. Craft Café has run in Glasgow
and Edinburgh for years, and we’ve found that more than 80% of older people
involved reported feeling more confident and connected to their communities.
The benefits of this programme go way beyond learning a few arts and crafts
skills, so I would encourage everyone who can to get involved!”



To get
involved in workshops contact Anne Marie Wilson, Lead Tutor, on 07976623552 or [email protected].

For more
information, please contact Katie Smith [email protected] or 0141 575 3001.


–ROAR Base, Underwood Lane Paisley – 10am – 12pm

– 113 Main St, Barrhead – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

– McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Friday –
Farrier Court, Johnstone 11am – 1pm

Friday – Newton St, Paisley 2pm – 4pm

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