Sad news: little more than a week apart, two of our best-known Society stalwarts have died. 
 
It came as a shock to all of us when Jean Shirer had a stroke following an operation for renal cancer on 14th September.  Her condition failed to improve, and she died in the early hours of Saturday 25th September in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  Her funeral took place on 8th October, and she is buried at Skene with her husband Jim.  
 
Gay Murton had survived several bouts of cancer and treatment, and she had already beaten expectations of living with the latest recurrence.  Her husband Barry had been caring for her at home, but recently she was admitted to Roxburghe House hospice, where she died on Monday, 4th October.  Her funeral is expected to be private, with a celebratory mass at a later date.
 
Obituaries will appear in Journal 161 (November).  We are sorry to impart this double bad news about two much-loved volunteers who were such characters.  Members who wish to leave a message may do so in a new category that is now open in the Members' Forum when you log in to this website.
Aberdeen members' meetings will continue to be held online until further notice.  Our next Aberdeen meeting, on Saturday 18th September, is now open for registration via this website.
 

The August 2021 edition of the Society Journal is now available online and postal distribution is underway. Please login to your membership account to access this Journal.  If you haven't registered your account yet, click on the Register link in the top right corner.

We are pleased to announce that all procedures are in place for reopening our Centre from Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Until further notice, access will be by appointment only.  An appointment lasts for up to 2½ hours, between 10:15am and 12:45pm Monday to Saturday or between 1:15pm and 3:45pm Monday to Friday.  To reserve a slot, please telephone the Society on 01224 646323 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday or between 10am and 1pm Saturday.

All users of our Centre must bring and wear a face-covering. To prepare for your visit to our Centre, please read our Covid-19 Safety Policy and other guidelines here.  An appointment is for one person at one computer only. Staff can fetch other materials for you. For our remote members, it may also be possible to book a slot for a video consultation with a volunteer (e.g. using Zoom or Google Meet).