Forum for the Over 50s

Are you over 50? Would like to be more involved in what goes on in your local community?

The Forum is an independent organisation that gives people a collective voice. It is a place where groups and individuals can raise local issues and increase the impact that older people have. Offering a great opportunity to socialise and make new like-minded friends, the hub will also help members share information and resources!

The forum is open to anyone in the community who is over 50. Our Involvement Worker, Linda McGonigle, is very keen to get people involved – please get in touch with Linda at FDAMH if you’d like to find out more.

Come along to a meeting near you! The next ones are:
Monday 18th August – 1.30 – 3.30 at Dawson Centre, Langlees
Monday 25th August – 10.30 – 12.30 – Municipal Chambers, Grangemouth
Monday 1st Sept – 10.30 – 12.30 – Bonnybridge Community Centre
Monday 22nd Sept – 1.30 – 3.30 – Braes venue to be confirmed

Tag: Events, Local Services
31/07/2014 at 8:09 am

Volunteer Development Worker set to benefit FDAMH

Many thanks to a funding award from the Henry Smith Charity, FDAMH now has a Volunteer Development Worker on board to help recruit, train and support the large number of volunteers on whom our work is so dependent. Morag Fullard, whom many of you will know already, is moving on from the admin team to take on the role and she is relishing getting started fully on the project, having already been supporting our training developments. We hope that all of our volunteers will find this a really beneficial addition to our volunteer support and engagement as the project develops.
As Morag has moved on, we are delighted that Jane Boyd, who has been providing evening reception and administration support, will be extending her hours to join the admin team part-time during the day.

29/07/2014 at 11:01 am

Fast becoming a summer favourite

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Drop-In popped out again to Burntisland after a great day there last summer! Fortunately a big coach was available this time so lots of people had the opportunity for a fun day out with friends!

Tag: Drop-In
29/07/2014 at 8:28 am

A fabulous time Branching Out

A group of service users have been enthusiastically connecting with the natural world in a series of outdoor activities in the woodland surrounding Forth Valley Royal thanks to the Branching Out programme. From bushcrafts to tai chi, the group have enjoyed getting active, learning lots of new skills and having an awful lot of fun! Congratulations to everyone who attended – they all received a John Muir Award too! And many thanks to Gordon Harper, project leader for giving everyone such a positive experience. Gordon will be running another group shortly. These groups are aimed at people who use mental health services and if you are interested in joining in please speak to Robert at FDAMH or you can find out more about Branching out here

Tag: Drop-In, Local Services
29/07/2014 at 8:05 am

FDAMH’s Media Group Take part in For Falkirk’s Sake

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FDAMH’s Media group are performing at Falkirk’s newest Arts Festival, For Falkirk’s Sake. This is a new Festival for Falkirk which is run by a variety of local Artists, film makers, writers and poets, including local film maker Katie White.

The group have been asked to perform at Behind The Wall on the afternoon of Thursday 31st July from 2.00pm — 3.30pm. The show will include comedy sketches, poetry readings and music and will include favourites such as “Aunt Clara’s Problem pages” and “The Yoga Class”. Music will be provided by our very own singer songwriter Donnie Heron and the show will be interspersed with short poetry readings, both poignant and comical.

Tickets are priced at £5.00 and can be purchased from The Steeple Box office (01324 506850)

In addition to the performance, we will also be participating in the Festivals Art exhibition, which will be shown in BTW on Saturday 2nd August. Alongside other local artists and sculptors, members of the Media group will be exhibiting paintings and photography, which will be available for sale.

The Media groups members performing and exhibiting in the Festival are:
Jackie Mercer
Jenny Gilmour
Gordon Brown
Steven McCrystal
Maria Robertson
Vera Deakin
Bryan Deakin
Charlie Penn
Donnie Heron

Well worth a look, the full program for this new and eclectic Festival can be seen at:

Please do come along to support the group and get yourself a belly full of laughs!

Tag: Activities, Local News
28/07/2014 at 12:30 pm