Glasgow’s Golden Generation (GGG) is a charity working in Glasgow to provide care in the autumn years to people aged over 55 in the city.
The charity has 4 key services:
- Three day care centres – providing hands on care and support to older adults
- Befriending – led by volunteers, providing friendship to people in their homes
- Welfare Advice – helping older adults navigate the benefits system
- Weekly clubs – led by older adults, for older adults
The charity is continuing its vital work supporting older adults in Glasgow during the coronavirus pandemic. However, services have been adapted to meet ongoing social distancing rules and as a result the day centres are not currently opening and the clubs are not able to meet.
To meet the ongoing needs of older adults, GGG is offering telephone befriending and benefits advice as well as delivering parcels of essentials such milk, bread, tins and cleaning products to older adults’ homes.
The charity recognises this is a challenging time for everyone, especially older adults who might not have friends or family locally who can offer support. It is equally worrying for family members who may be far from their loved ones and want to offer support but are unable to. GGG is able to provide help at this time to support older adults and ensure they receive the essential items they need.
To arrange delivery of a parcel for yourself or someone you care for call your nearest day care centre:
Glasgow South – David Cargill Centre 0141 632 7391
Glasgow North/West – Fred Paton Centre 0141 353 0720
Glasgow East – Mattie Carwood Centre 0141 766 0000
For more information on or to access other services please call GGG’s head office on 0141 221 9924.
(Update provided by Glasgow’s Golden Generation)