Rutherglen Reformer - - Clare Haughey - Niki Ten­nant

Del­e­gates from the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China were wel­comed to Castlemilk se­nior cen­tre last week.

The del­e­ga­tion ex­am­ined how so­cial en­ter­prises work to­wards pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion, cit­i­zen­ship and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment.

Vis­i­tors were given a tour of build­ing, while cen­tre man­ager Melanie O’Don­nell ex­plained how the cen­tre works to­wards pre­vent­ing lone­li­ness and so­cial iso­la­tion and how this pro­motes bet­ter phys­i­cal and men­tal health.

James Dor­nan MSP an­swered ques­tions on the gov­ern­ment’s role in sup­port­ing so­cial en­ter­prises.

Fol­low­ing lunch and a more for­mal ques­tion-an­dan­swer ses­sion, the del­e­gates pre­sented the cen­tre with a model of the Fly­ing Horse of Gansu.

The se­nior cen­tre aims to pro­mote the health and well­be­ing of the older res­i­dents of Castlemilk and sur­round­ing ar­eas by pro­vid­ing classes, day trips, a cafe, week­end breaks, and much more.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 0141 634 3834 or email of­[email protected] the­se­nior­

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