We have also found that the service has the positive impact of reducing the social isolation felt by some of our elderly service users.
One 70 year-old service user mentioned to the volunteer treating her that her mobility was poor due to her health and fitness having lapsed. This lady now attends a seated dance class following encouragement from the volunteer and information provided via the service.
Another service user had a conversation with one of our volunteers about having lost her husband in the last few years and not feeling much like going out on her own. She said that it was a big thing for her to come to the Eric Liddell Centre to have her feet treated and asked what else happens in the centre.
She now attends a seated Zuma class on Wednesday afternoons that take place inside the Centre and is making new friends – she has a reason to get out of the house.