Fife Older Persons’ Service - social cafes

Weekly social cafes help older people aged 65+ who have become isolated, lonely, or who are affected by poor health, to meet others and become more involved in their local communities. 

What do we do

The cafes not only offer older people an opportunity to socialise with others, but also can provide valuable respite to carers who are in most cases family members.  

Volunteers organise a range of activities and trips for the cafe members, from music, to quizzes, to board games, to trips chosen by the members.   

How we can help you

The social cafes are running as digital social cafes during the Covid 19 pandemic. As restrictions ease, we will begin the return to in person cafes. 

The Older Persons' Service have a number of volunteers who run social cafes each week in the following locations in Fife:

  • Tuesday at Torryburn Community Hall, Torryburn from 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday and Friday at Parkgate Community Centre, Rosyth from 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday at Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath 10:30am-12:30pm

The cafes are a real lifeline helping people to keep connected to their local community.

How can you get support

Social cafes are run in Torryburn, Rosyth, and Cowdenbeath and are for people aged 65+. 

People can refer themselves, be referred by a family member or another organisation.   

Thank you to our funders

This service is funded by the Fife Health and Social Care Fund. This service also benefitted from Connecting Scotland, a Scottish Government initiative managed by SCVO, set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This support enabled many digitally excluded people to get online and take part in digital social cafes.

Get involved

The project is always looking for volunteers to help out and donations to keep it running. Learn more about volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

If you would like more information about the project please contact us