Club on lookout for new faces
Burnside Autumn Club are on the lookout for more members.
The organisation meet every Wednesday from October to March in Burnside Church hall from 2pm.
Set up 30 years ago by Burnside Community Council, the Autumn Club aims to tackle loneliness and isolation in the retired community, especially during the winter.
Organised by a committee, meetings include talks from guest speakers and musical and comic entertainment.
They were even recently entertained by a 30-strong senior citizens orchestra.
Numbers attending remain strong but they are decreasing and the committee are getting older.
Malcolm Piggot, who helps run the club, said: “The Autumn Club has for over three decades provided a focus for senior citizens who want to enjoy good company and be entertained and informed.
“There is a growing need to provide accessible and regular events in the October to March time of year and in the daytime.
“Loneliness is something that more and more men and women find challenging in our community.
“The Autumn Club is one opportunity to get out and meet friendly folk and the club organisers would warmly welcome anyone who finds the idea of such a regular outing appealing.”
Gerry Wells from the Burnside Community Council is today’s speaker. Next week Lisa Quinn from Calderwood Primary will give a talk. Anyone interested can show up on the day.