Community Affairs

Kippen Contact the Elderly Group

Open to new guests

A charity which provides all the benefits of baking and a blether to older people is keen to welcome more guests to its Kippen group.

Contact the Elderly has two groups in the village which meet once a month to enjoy a free afternoon tea.

Those aged 75 and over who live alone are welcomed to a volunteer host’s home one Sunday a month after being collected by a volunteer driver. The group will enjoy a couple of hours of tea, cake and company.

Morna O’May, Head of Service – Scotland at Contact the Elderly and a local Kippen resident, said:

“There is fantastic community spirit here in Kippen and everyone has a lovely time at the tea parties. For being a small village it’s great to have two groups and we know there are more people who would enjoy an afternoon with others who live locally; sharing stories over a nice cup of tea and tasty treats.”

Bunty became a guest of the charity in Kippen in 2015. She said:

“I’m so glad I’ve joined. I really look forward to my Sunday afternoons. When else would you get chauffeured from your door to the door of a wonderful hostess for a delicious afternoon tea and then chauffeured back home?

“The afternoons always fly by. There are discussions and people tell stories from their childhood. As soon as someone brings up a new subject it brings a memory to your mind and the conversation is once again overflowing.

“Although we all live in the same village, it’s not that easy to see one another as we’re not as able to get out and about anymore so this is a great chance to do just that.”

If you, or someone you know, would like to find out more about becoming a guest of Contact the Elderly then please contact Morna on 01786 871264 or