In October 2014, the LOOPs Phoneline project was launched which is a dedicated phone line for people aged 65+ living in North West and South East Edinburgh giving easy access to information on a huge range of activities available.
The direct dial number 0131 603 8311 is open from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday with a call back service outside of these times or email on firstname.lastname@example.org which will then be responded to.
Using trained, friendly advisors it offers a welcoming, enabling information and signposting service and gives out information to people directly so that people are informed on what is happening locally.
The phone line aims to help people maintain a good quality of life by giving access to information on activities which can help keep us happy and healthy as well as giving us a great excuse to socialise.
The phone line is part of the Local Opportunities for Older People, or LOOPs initiative which is piloting a variety of innovative, new services across Edinburgh aimed at encouraging people 65+ to participate in activities.
On 30 March we are holding a Cocktails & Cupcakes event for people 65+ to join us and bring a friend to learn about all sorts of places to go and things to do, see attached information. We are hoping for a lively atmosphere so please let me know if anyone will attend. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Development Officer NW & SE LOOP
Direct dial: 0131 603 5144
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