Day care centre in Montrose gets keys to new premises

From left - Dave Stewart, John Crawford, David Paton, Gilbert Forrest, Irene Mitchell, Sandy Moncur
From left - Dave Stewart, John Crawford, David Paton, Gilbert Forrest, Irene Mitchell, Sandy Moncur

The building will be known as The Adam Centre in recognition of the local Adam family whose generous bequest made the project a reality.

The centre was designed by John Crawford Architectural Services and built by local builders Pert/Bruce Construction.

Irene Mitchell, manager said: “The day care had a reputation for providing a high standard of care and service to the older people in the community and service users and their families are very supportive of the services offered.”

Being purpose built, The Adam Centre will be more attractive to service users and facilities include a lounge area, quiet sitting room, treatment room, interview room, hair salon, kitchen, wet room, bathroom, offices and staff room.

The building will benefit both from high levels of modern insulation and a garden area which will overlook the Mid Links parkland.

The centre is a registered charity and has a highly trained, caring and motivated staff, dedicated to the care and well being of the service users and is managed by a board of voluntary directors.

In consequence of Government changes to the provision of care for the elderly, Regional Councils are changing to a system of Self Directed Support which is intended to help the elderly to remain self sufficient in their own homes for as long as they are able.

The directors see the Centre as an essential part of the services required to support the needs of the elderly in future years.

The Adam Centre opened its doors to service users on Monday, November 9 and a series of open evenings will be held in the New Year.

The centre is looking to extend its available services to the elderly in the community and would welcome input from anyone who feels they can offer experience or advice, or anyone with a business background, to join the board for a temporary period to assist in actively working towards this achievement.

Anyone interested in offering their service is asked to telephone 01674 672062 or call at The Adam Centre for further information.