‘Off-Out’ offers activities and chat

‘Off-Out’, a new group for adults (18 and over), with learning difficulties, held its inaugural meeting in Hillside village hall on Sunday evening.

The group is made up of members from Angus and Kincardineshire and aims to provide a social gathering and offer a range of activities.

The group has been formed by Miranda Smith, support worker with Real Life Options, Broomfield Road, Montrose.

She told the Review that a need had been perceived in the area for a social group.

And Miranda added that she is assessing what activities are most attractive to those attending.

At present there is music, which some enjoy listening to and others dance to it, either in their seat or wheelchair.

For those who enjoy being in company but might not necessarily wish to socialise there are art materials.

As time passes there will be themed evenings and perhaps activities such as drama or singing.

Miranda said that anyone interested in attending can just turn up at 7pm on a Sunday at Hillside village hall. Meetings last until 8.30pm.

She added that there is a stipulation that everyone has to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information call the Real Life Options office, 01674 660555, and ask for Miranda or Hazel.