D&G is Putting You First

Older people in Dumfries and Galloway are being given the chance to benefit from a new funding scheme aimed at helping to reduce loneliness and isolation. The Putting You First Programme has launched a £100,000 Day Opportunities Fund.

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Benefits from classes are "both mental and physical"

Margaret Snoxhill is 62-years-old and attends a number of groups every week, including arts and crafts and Zumba.

She says that they have been a great help to her.

Margaret Snoxhill feels the classes are very beneficial Credit: ITV News

"I’ve been coming for about two, two and a half years and it’s a great help to me because I came up from England and didn’t really know a soul and I’ve met loads of people and obviously there’s the health benefits both mentally and physically.”

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