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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation

FENIKS

Details
The aim of the group is to break social isolation of the Polish people over 50 years old who are particularly prone to loneliness and consequently poor mental health. The group was set up by two Community Champions in response to the signals from the community about Polish people in certain age, with a low command of English who did not have many opportunities to socialise. Many of them left all their friends behind and arrived to Scotland to look after their grandchildren. The group creates opportunity for social bonding and spending time in an active way.

The group meets bi-monthly on Saturdays and offers:

- Walks, trips, museum visits
- Language classes
- Meetings with guests (NHS, Polish Consulate, artists, etc.)
- Book club
- Physical activities (zumba etc.)

Members have their own facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aktywni50plus.

For further information, please get in touch.
Ages
65+, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 07510 122 425
Contact Email: info@feniks.org.uk
Website: http://www.feniks.org.uk/project/active-50

This record was last modified on: 07 April 2020