STRICTLY Seniors launched their sixth edition to allow Girvan and South Carrick residents to remain independent.

The magazine demonstrates the various forms of support which enables many to live in their own home and take part in various community groups.

It was launched at Girvan Community Hospital by Tim Eltringham Director of South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The event was hosted by the Girvan and South Carrick Villages Locality Planning Group whose chair, Peter Walker, welcomed everyone to the event.

Many seniors from many local voluntary organisations, and Health and Social Care staff attended the launch which included short presentations from local groups on what they offer and have achieved in the last year.

Peter Walker commented at the launch: “We know that people want to remain independent in their own homes and their own communities for as long as they possibly can. Strictly Seniors magazine illustrates the many and various forms of support that enables them to do this. 

“From Men’s Sheds, to Textile Groups; from Falls Prevention classes to community choirs – there really are hundreds of activities and clubs that will support people to remain healthy and active.”

Strictly Seniors is full of diverse ways to become active and healthy with the aim of reducing social isolation and loneliness.

It highlights services available for older people and also wider articles from health and care practitioners and seeks to encourage ‘Living life to the full for all seniors’ supported by good access to information, activities and wider supports.

Some 5,000 copies will be distributed across South Ayrshire through libraries, community centres, churches, health centres and clinics and voluntary organisations or you can collect a copy from South Ayrshire Life in Newmarket Street, Ayr.