Alcohol Awareness – Working with the Over 50s

An introduction in how to recognise and respond to alcohol use with people who are over 50.

During this training, participants will be asked to consider and practise how to recognise and respond to alcohol in people over 50 who access/use your place of work.

Participants will consider attitudes and beliefs in relation to alcohol in the over 50s. explore the concept of alcohol and discuss current unit guidelines for males and females.

Participants will consider the changes older adults may face in later life and the implications of such changes.

Participants will discuss the impact of alcohol on over 50s and begin to
recognise the signs and symptoms of alcohol use, alongside practising how to respond to over 50s who may require support in relation to this alcohol use.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • explore the reasons as to how. and why people over 50 are at increased risk of developing alcohol issues and potential harm caused by alcohol in later life
  • identify and consider alcohol use in over SOs and practice how to respond to this
  • consider, and reflect on, their own confidence and skill-base in relation to older adults and potential harm caused by alcohol.

Aimed At

Frontline staff who come into contact with the over sos in their day-to-day working environment but who do not typically offer direct support to them in relation to alcohol.


Free within City of Glasgow, please contact Catherine Forrest at to register interest.


One day