Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald welcomes Age Scotland’s 2015 ‘Hot Tips’ Calendar
Friday, 07 November 2014 12:05
Angus MacDonald MSP is helping to spread vital information and advice to older people in his Falkirk East constituency this winter in partnership with Age Scotland, the national older people’s charity.
Over the coming weeks Angus MacDonald will be working with the Charity to distribute copies of its ‘Hot Tips’ Calendar. As part of the charity’s annual ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign, the calendar provides information to help older people get prepared for winter. Each month focusses on a special theme or includes content from a partner charity, with more than 80,000 copies available.
Speaking from his constituency office in Grangemouth Angus said:
“Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ calendar is an excellent resource for older people and I would encourage my constituents to pop in to my constituency office at 2 York Arcade, Grangemouth and pick up their free copy. With winters becoming increasingly severe in Scotland, it’s important that people prepare for what can happen, and Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ contain everything you need to know”.
Greg McCracken, Age Scotland Policy Officer, said: “Every year, ‘Hot Tips’ includes suggestions on making your home comfortable, safe and warm, as well as the latest information on welfare benefits and hints on keeping fit and healthy. It’s vital that older people are enabled to continue living independently, but ‘Hot Tips’ is also about improving quality of life by looking at what people can do to get out and about or involved in volunteering.”
This year, Age Scotland teamed up with a range of partners including Poppyscotland and Care & Repair Scotland.
- Gill Martin, Deputy Head of Welfare Services, said, “Poppyscotland is thrilled to be included in the 2015 Hot Tips calendar and see this as a great way to inform older people about our services. Veterans and their families have so much to offer, whatever their age, and that is why we provide employment support to help them stay in work and funding to help them re-enter the workplace. We also aim to help limit isolation and ensure everyone enjoys a fulfilling and active life. I would encourage any older members of the Armed Forces community in need of support to get in touch to see how we can assist them.”
- Robert Thomson, Head of Care & Repair Scotland said “Care and Repair Scotland is delighted to be involved in the publication of this year's Hot Tips calendar. Our clients really appreciate having high quality advice made available to them in this easy to read format. Care and Repair services provide support to homeowners, tenants of private landlords and crofters to enable them to repair, adapt or improve their house so that they can stay in their own homes and communities for as long as they choose.”
The calendar, funded by the Scottish Government, features content from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss and the Carers Trust with the content guided by what ‘Hot Tips’ readers say they want.
Copies of the calendar are free and are available at Angus’ constituency office – 2 York Arcade, Grangemouth. They can also be found in your local Age Scotland retail shop, where available, as well as from your local library while stocks last.