Glasgow's Golden Generation

Fred Paton Centre

Fred Paton was appointed director/secretary of the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee in 1963. It was his suggestion to build an innovative centre for older people in Carrington Street, George’s Cross. It was decided to change its name to the Fred Paton Centre as an acknowledgement of his hard work and commitment both to the committee and to the Carrington Club. 

Three service users at Fred Paton Day Care Centre enjoy an art class

Fred Paton Centre

Fred Paton was appointed director/secretary of the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee in 1963. It was his suggestion to build an innovative centre for older people in Carrington Street, George’s Cross. It was decided to change its name to the Fred Paton Centre as an acknowledgement of his hard work and commitment both to the committee and to the Carrington Club. 

Our Services

The centre is open every week day from 8:45am to 4:30pm.

The centre operates a mini bus service which is available to anyone who has problems providing their own transport. Pick ups begin from 9am and return the service users to their front doors from 3pm. If you prefer to make your own way to the centre, you are welcome to come in from 9.30am onwards.

Our service costs £6 per day if you wish to be picked up, or £4 for drop-ins.

Facilities

Morning

On arrival you will be welcomed by morning tea or coffee followed by toast with spread.

Lunchtime

Our lunch club will provide service users with a home cooked three course meal. We can cater
for any dietary requirements you may require, please feel free to inform us in advance.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm.

Afternoon

Tea or coffee and biscuits are served at 2:15pm.

ACTIVITIES

We provide a wide range of activities at the centre. Our regular activities consist of:

  • Bingo
  • Dominoes
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Reminiscence Talks
  • Chair Exercises
  • Singing Group
  • Art Classes—provided by Iain Mcaulay
  • Gardening Group—provided by Woodlands
  • Community Development Trust
Day Trips

We occasionally provide day trips to popular local locations where lunch can also be provided. Please feel free to ask when our next day trip is taking place.

Fred Paton Centre

  • 19 Carrington Street
    G4 9AJ Glasgow

Who can join?

You are welcome to join the Fred Paton centre if you are aged 55 or over.

Referrals

If you wish to be referred to the centre you can do so via:

  • Your local GP
  • Community Connectors—all our centres regularly receive referrals from here
  • Social work services
  • Home Help—many of these services can refer you to us

They will assess your care needs and, with permission, transfer your details to ourselves. We will then arrange a friendly home visit and discuss with you which days we can provide for you, suited to your personal preferences if possible. IF there are no spaces available we do have a waiting list process and you will be contacted when the next available space is open to you.

Hire

You can hire out the hall at Fred Paton—please phone the centre for details.

Who can join?

You are welcome to join the Fred Paton centre if you are aged 55 or over.

Referrals

If you wish to be referred to the centre you can do so via:

  • Your local GP
  • Community Connectors—all our centres regularly receive referrals from here
  • Social work services
  • Home Help—many of these services can refer you to us

They will assess your care needs and, with permission, transfer your details to ourselves. We will then arrange a friendly home visit and discuss with you which days we can provide for you, suited to your personal preferences if possible. IF there are no spaces available we do have a waiting list process and you will be contacted when the next available space is open to you.

Hire

You can hire out the hall at Fred Paton—please phone the centre for details.

Fred Paton Centre

  • 19 Carrington Street
    G4 9AJ Glasgow