Glasgow’s Golden Generation is Glasgow’s charity for older adults and was established in 1948 as the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association.
Back in the late 1930’s it was recognised that there was a need to tackle loneliness which impacted the lives of many older adults, however plans to set up an organisation to help were halted by the second world war. To the present day, this remains central to the charity’s work.
In 2017, the charity changed its name to Glasgow’s Golden Generation to celebrate 70 years of serving older adults in the Glasgow.
Much has changed over the years, but the support that the charity is offering to older adults is better than ever.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation offers a range of support to Glasgow’s older population.
GGG runs three Day Care Centres, which focus on reducing loneliness and social isolation through activities, a three course lunch and entertainment during the week.
We also provide a Befriending Service where trained volunteers visit older adults in their homes, aiming to keep their clients more active and involved in their communities.
GGG supports a network of weekly social clubs throughout Glasgow, providing a chance for the older adults to meet up regularly with peers.
In direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, GGG introduced a new service to older adults. We rolled out a digital project which ensures older adults have access to technology, the internet and also a dedicated GGG app.
Finally, we offer professional benefits advice through our GGG Careline. Our skilled team of Benefits Advice and Welfare Officers can guide you through the complicated benefits system and help you apply for a range of benefits and entitlements.
There are many different ways of supporting Glasgow’s Golden Generation.
The charity is only able to continue its vital work in communities of Glasgow thanks to the generosity of its supporters.
There are many different ways of supporting Glasgow’s Golden Generation: through one-off or regular donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, runs and challenges.
We also run two charity shops in Glasgow’s West End and Southside, which both offer a friendly retail experience, a free collection service as well as house clearances at competitive rates.
All of our vacancies are posted online & social media.
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