Still Game was very well attended with everyone raring to go after the summer break. We were also very happy to see Pam back in a voluntary role with Still Game.
We kicked off by watching a short film about an adapted flat, which has been kitted out by East Dunbartonshire Council to showcase the range of equipment available to help people continue living independently. From panic alarms to blinds that close at the touch of a button, the flat contains equipment that could be a lifeline to older or vulnerable people, those who have had a stroke, are living with dementia or a physical or learning disability.
The flat will be used by the council’s Social Work Team to ensure employees and health & care partner organisations know what is available. Everyone at Still Game agreed that the advances in technology are extremely useful in helping people live independently at home for longer.
After the break Roy came along and gave an extremely informative talk on Power of Attorney and the importance of setting this up as a means of planning for the future. Lots of questions were asked by the group with many myths dispelled about who does have authority to make decisions on your behalf, should you no longer be able to do this yourself.
As usual there was plenty of fun and chat and everyone had a good catch up after the summer break, with the 10th anniversary event being the hot topic.
We’re looking forward to seeing the guys again in another months time