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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 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.

Kind regards

Heather Yang
Development Officer NW & SE LOOP

Direct dial: 0131 603 5144
Mobile: 07505306192

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