So Long Farewell

After many years as Moose in the Hoose volunteers, Hellen and Sheila, based at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh, have decided to move on to other things. They have led sing songs (hence the Sound of Music reference!), researched … Continue reading

Thank You Volunteers!

Volunteer Day 2014

ACE IT has always had a close and supportive relationship with the outstanding team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who help our training courses at 115 George Street. Our volunteers also help older people make best use of digital technology … Continue reading

Moose at Drumbrae

Moose volunteers at Drumbrae

Since the City of Edinburgh Council opened its latest care home in April 2013, Moose volunteers have become regular visitors on a Tuesday morning. As well as helping residents to surf the Internet and send emails they also facilitate up … Continue reading

Moose In The Hoose Film

A short film about the Moose in the Hoose project was shown at the Scottish Older People’s Assembly on 2 November2012 as an example of innovative practice, giving a voice to volunteers and older people living in care homes in Edinburgh. The film … Continue reading

Moose In The Hoose Volunteers

The Moose in the Hoose project relies on the hard work of our loyal group of volunteers who visit care homes every week for 3-4 hours. Through their patience and creativity Moose volunteers have introduced many older people living in care homes to computers … Continue reading

Moose On The Move!

This year so far, newly trained Moose volunteers have been placed in one day centre and several care homes across Edinburgh. They are putting to use the things they learned during their training and enjoying meeting new people. Both Balmwell … Continue reading

Contact the Elderly

Would you like to make new friends within a small group?  Contact the Elderly is a national charity that provides companionship for older people who live alone. The Edinburgh Arts Group is one of the charity’s groups and consists of … Continue reading

All Our Futures Conference

Empowering Older People – Wednesday 3rd June 2009 at the Corn Exchange – ACE IT was recently invited to participate in the All Our Futures conference at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Jointly hosted by City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish … Continue reading

Jam Packed Full Of Life!

On Wednesday 1st October members of Moose In The Hoose volunteers, ACE IT and the Edinburgh Silver Surfers visited Meadowbank Sports Centre as part of the ‘Jam Packed Full Of Life’ celebrations of International Older People’s Day. The centre was … Continue reading