Women of the World has been running for almost 10 years now, meeting every Friday morning in Eastriggs Social Club. We currently have approximately 45 members whose ages range from 39 to 89. We meet 50 weeks of the year so have a very varied programme.. We try to engage with organisations which may offer advice or information to the women attending. We also offer them opportunities to go out socially with each other as many are on their own and there have been some real friendships develop over the years.
We often invite members to share that skills with the group or have a morning simply spent as a question time discussing topical issues. We ran a course for a group of the members last year titled "Change of Lifestyle" which challenged those taking part to take a look at their current lifestyle and see if they could improve it in any way. We included health advice, weekly exercise including "steps challenge" to increase their activity, dietary tips etc.