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Facebook service for older West Lothian residents launched

Age Scotland has launched a new Facebook service for older residents in the West Lothian area, at the charity’s Bathgate shop.  Visitors to www.facebook.com/AgeScotlandWestLothian will find updates about the work of local older people’s clubs and groups; their projects, services and events, and news on the latest stock and opportunities available at Age Scotland’s Bathgate and Broxburn shops.   They will also be able to take part in easy-to-do campaign actions to improve later life; including adding their name to the charity’s Still Waiting petition to tackle the isolation experienced by older people who can’t access suitable public or private transport.

Age Scotland’s West Lothian Development Officer Laura Dunkel said, “There are so many exciting things happening locally, and we’re really looking forward sharing these with older residents through this new service.  The idea that older people can’t adapt to new technology has been proven a myth, as every week many more are discovering that social media such as Facebook can help them to keep in touch with their community, to express their views and join conversations, and to find information to help them to make the most of later life.”

Jane Tomlin, Age Scotland Bathgate shop manager, said, “If you visit our Facebook page you will find that we’re more than just a shop; we’re a community hub and a link for older residents, and their friends and families, to the wider services of Age Scotland and its affiliated local older people’s groups.  Oh, and you might just be first to find out about the bargain of the week.”

Meanwhile in the Age Scotland shop in Broxburn, the Age Scotland West Lothian Facebook page is being promoted as they launch their summer collection.

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