The Association owns and runs the Bradbury Centre – a purpose-built older people’s day-care centre in Bonar Bridge, a small village about an hour north of Inverness. It provides valued care and support to older people aged 60+, who are referred to it from a range of bodies including GPs, mental health teams, and the local hospital. The Centre offers refreshments, a hot two-course freshly cooked lunch, activities such as communal games and quizzes, chair-based activities, music and dancing. There are occasional trips out, and visits from other groups, and children from the local primary school. Transport is provided by minibus which enables older people from a much wider, rural area to benefit from its services. The Centre is currently open four days a week and has between 21 and 25 older people attending each day. Some people come once a week, others two or three times dependent on need.
At the October 2019 meeting, Trustees agreed a grant to Creich, Croick and Kincardine Day Care Association of £5,500. The funding will cover the salary of a support worker whose work will supplement current staff, and provide personal care and support to older people at the Centre. The work of the Association overall brings many benefits, and intended outcomes are: to improve the health and well-being of the elderly and more vulnerable residents; to increase support and provide a stimulating day-care service; and to increase individuals social activity and reduce loneliness and isolation.