Aged and Infirm appealing for new volunteers

Peterhead's Aged and Infirm run a minibus service for elderly residents.
Peterhead's Aged and Infirm run a minibus service for elderly residents.

Peterhead Aged and Infirm is looking for new volunteers who can help support the town’s over 60s.

The organisation is also eager to publicise the work they do in offering activities and assisting carers.

Aged and Infirm manage holiday caravans in Fochabers.

Aged and Infirm manage holiday caravans in Fochabers.

Based in an office in Drummer’s Corner which also doubles as an information point for the town, Aged and Infirm is run solely by volunteers.

The group runs affordable holiday caravans at Fochabers in Morayshire.

The Residential caravans are fully fitted out to cater for wheelchair users.

They also offer a sitter service for elderly or handicapped residents of the Buchan area with carers.

The sitters offer a relief service to the carers who are otherwise unable to leave their friend, neighbour or relative.

Finally Aged and Infirm run a minibus service.

Staffed by volunteer drivers, minibus trips can be arranged for trips to garden and shopping centres or a variety of other locations.

Now chairman James Brown is appealing for new volunteers.

He said: “Aged and Infirmis unique in the town.

“We offer so much including the caravans, the minibus and the sitter service, and we don’t have another organisation in the town that does this.

“We also ease the burden on the social work department.

“And carers in Peterhead can come to us and ask for support so they can lead their own lives too.”

Mr Brown emphasised that anyone can volunteer with Aged and Infirm.

No special driving license is required for the minibus and no qualifications are needed to take up a position as a sitter.

The purpose of the sitting service is to provide companionship between care, not offering care itself.”