Since 1985, people in Tavistock have benefited from a unique and dedicated service for everyone over the age of 55. Tavistock Area Support Services is a very local charity. Andy Lyle, who is the General Manager, was invited to our February meeting to give a talk on the many services offered including Transport, Outreach, Contact and Volunteer Services.
Andy gave an entertaining and informative account of the activities within TASS. The Anchorage Centre in Chapel Street offers a film club, table tennis, whist, scrabble and coffee mornings. Transport is on wheelchair friendly buses and includes minibus trips, shop mobility, transport to health appointments and a country bus. Their buses are on the road 365 days a year and any Tavistock community organisation can apply to use them. The Memory Café is dedicated to helping those with dementia in its many forms and performs a vital service within the Tavistock community. Andy told members that the future for TASS and Tavistock is exciting – TASS will continue to look after older people with the constant hope for a brighter tomorrow. Ray Meneer thanked Andy on behalf of members for coming and explaining the many and varied aspects of TASS.
Also this month, Probus members were invited to a tour of the nuclear submarine “Courageous” in Devonport Dockyard. During the Cold War, patrols would last 2 or 3 months and most of that time would be spent submerged. Our tour lasted an hour and a half and gave a fascinating insight into the life, companionship, and skills of the crew onboard the submarine.
The subject of the March meeting of the Tavistock Probus Club is “French Inland Waterways”.
Anyone interested in the Tavistock Probus Club may contact the secretary on 01822 615669.