Come and play board games with us!

Intergenerational Board Gaming afternoons return to the Fortrose library on Thursday 20th September.

Every Thursday afternoon, during term time between 2-3:30pm.

Senior students from the Academy and Black Isle Cares staff will be there to provide refreshments and organise the activities.

Come along and join in the fun.

New participants and volunteers always welcome.

 

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‘Car Keys’ Crowdfunding for an important short film

Make a donation and help Amy Rich communicate through film, the hardships, the laughs, the lows and the isolation experienced by a Carer.

In Amy’s words:

We want to make a short film exploring the isolation carers experience, and the hope friends and family give even in the bleakest scenario.

To find out more/donate click here

The story behind the script, Car Keys

In 1994, my Dad got ill. He contracted encephalitis – a virus – that got into his brain and caused a brain injury. My Dad changed.

He didn’t die, but in a way he did.

My Dad was great. He was a joker, a musician, a dad who took an interest. But like every dad he could be stressed, annoying, seriously embarrassing. He once ate a whole box of Cadbury’s mini rolls in one sitting. He once took my brothers and me out onto the school field to fly a kite, but hogged it the whole time. He used to bring us back packets of Revels and peanuts from ‘the offie’ on a Friday night. He was a whole person – with strengths, weaknesses, and stuff that made him ‘him’.

It’s 2018 now, and even though the doctors never thought he’d come out of a ‘permanent vegetative state’, he did. He made an incredible physical recovery, it’s just the mental side that’s lacking. He has no short-term memory. No emotional connection. No real interest outside of his daily routine of scheduling fag times. He’s alive, but, is he really living? He’s certainly not living the life he would have had none of this ever happened.

He’s my Dad, but not really.

Nearly 25 years later, nothing has changed and I’m still going on about it.

In a way, I’m stuck. He’s stuck… in this limbo of not being able to let go.

Know anyone that could benefit from Meals on Wheels in Culbokie?

For the past 8 months our wonderful team of volunteers have been delivering meals to clients in Culbokie every Tuesday.

Delicious meals are provided by the Allangrange Arms in Munlochy.

We have a team of 6 volunteers in the area, ready and waiting to serve up meals to the elderly.

As well as the benefits of a nutritious meal, clients have a friendly face at the door once per week.  This can make a huge difference to someones day.

If you know a family member, friend or neighbour who could benefit from Meals on Wheels then please get in touch with our Meals on Wheels Co-ordinator;

Lesley Bowman

Phone: 07702 557535
Email: admin@blackislecares.com

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Black Isle Show Tractor Pull

Well done to Gordy Graham, Tommy Holm, Graham MacIver, Douglas Ross and Malcolm MacDonald on taking part in the Black Isle Show’s Tractor Pull, raising money for Black Isle Cares.

The 5 men made it into the semi-finals, they’ve definitely been eating their porridge in the mornings!

Good job folks and thank you from all at Black Isle Cares.