Jackie is helping to spread vital information and advice to older people in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Lomond this winter in partnership with Age Scotland, the national older people’s charity.

Over the coming weeks Jackie will be working with the Charity to distribute copies of its ‘Hot Tips’ Calendar among local older people’s groups.  As part of the charity’s annual ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign, the calendar provides information to help older people get prepared for winter.  Each month focuses on a special theme or includes content from a partner charity, with more than 80,000 copies available.

Jackie said:

“Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ calendar is an excellent resource for older people and I would encourage my constituents to pop in to my office and pick up their free copy.  With winter becoming increasingly severe in Scotland, it’s important that people prepare for what can happen, and Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ contains everything you need to know.”

Greg McCracken, Age Scotland Policy Officer, said:

“Every year, ‘Hot Tips’ includes suggestions on making your home comfortable, safe and warm, as well as the latest information on welfare benefits and hints on keeping fit and healthy.  It’s vital that older people are enabled to continue living independently, but ‘Hot Tips’ is also about improving quality of life by looking at what people can do to get out and about or involved in volunteering.”

Copies of the calendar are free and are available at Jackie Baillie’s Constituency Office (11 Castle Street, Dumbarton) which is open 9 -; 5 Monday to Friday. You can call the office on 01389 734214 for more informat

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