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Grampian Credit Union has published its Autumn - Winter Update of its newsletter The Money Tree, which is available to read here . . . 

Come along and try Pickleball, a new sport in Aberdeen. Read more here . . . 

Visit the Aberdeen City Council's Wellbeing page here . . .

Kemnay Breakfast and After School Club urgently require a Play Worker for work in Kemnay Primary School. Visit their website for more information . . . 

Aberdeen City Council Great Outdoors Garden Project is offering care settings and community groups the chance to plant their own herbs and trees. Read more here . . .

Aberdeen City Council Wellbeing Team is offering training in how to use music to benefit those suffering from dementia. The training "A Playlist for Life" covers all aspects of music and dementia. However places are limited, so early booking is essential. Read more here . . . 

Are you young at heart? Well you might fancy a shot at Zumba! If so, get down to the Balnagask Community Centre.  Read all about it here . . . 

The charity Tax Help for Older People has just published its December newsletter, which is available to read here . . . 

The Alzheimer Scotland January and February 2015 newsletter has just been released. Read it here . . . 

The Wellbeing Team at Aberdeen City Council is about to launch a 6-week pilot session of sensory stimulation and complementary therapy sessions. These 30 minute sessions will commence on 21 January and are free to those over 65 and/or their (unpaid) carers. Booking is essential. Read more here . . . 

The Wellbeing Team has also published the findings of the recent City Voice Questionnaire regarding the Wellbeing of Older People. Read a summary here . . . 

The Happy Crafters is the new name for the Wednesday Craft Group, and they now have new days and times for their meetings. Why not bring your hobby along to this FREE self-help community in a relaxed atmosphere? Read more here . . . 

Chair-based exercise classes will resume at the Old Torry Community Centre on Wednesday 27 August. Read more here . . . 

Penumbra is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation providing services for people who are experiencing mental ill health. It provides a range of person centred, recovery-based support services across Scotland, and also aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma and discrimination. Read more here . . . 

Footprints Connect has secured £750 in Garioch Partnership Funding. News of how the money will be used will follow soon . . .

Applications are invited from the NHS Grampian Endowment Funds for funding under the Community Small Grants Scheme. Grants are available for projects that will directly benefit the health of the residents of Grampian. The grants of up to £5000 are available for "not for profit" organisations and registered charities. Download an application form and guidance notes . . . 

The Insafe newsletter is a general interest newsletter on online safety issues. The December 2014/January 2015 edition is now available, and you can read it here . . . 

According to research quoted by the GATE Project (Good At The End) the vast majority of people do not adequately plan for their deaths, or even spend all that much time thinking about it, meaning that they can often not be remembered in the way they would like to be. The GATE project is about getting people talking, thinking and making informed decisions about these issues. For more information go to the GATE Home Page . . . 

Interested in computer sessions designed for all skill levels, got an iPad or Tablet you would like some help with? or are you interested in digital photography? Then have a look at what  VSA Broomhill Activity Centre has to offer  here ... Interested then give Linda a call on (01224) 316278 or email  Linda.Morrice@vsa.org.uk

Are you over 60? The Helping Hand Seniors Club meets every Friday morning from 10.30 a.m at The Life Centre, Caroline Place, Rosemount, Aberdeen, AB25 2TH. They offer a variety of activities which are designed to break isolation and help strengthen and stimulate the emotional, social, intellectual and physical health of seniors ... Call Cynthia to find out more on 01224 566 360

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  • Loneliness threatens health of 1 in 10 older people

    Around a million older people termed ‘chronically lonely’ at any given time in the UK. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   Around a million (10%) older people are termed ‘chronically lonely’ at...26 January 2015
  • 1 in 4 older people feel they have no one

    There are 2.9 million people aged 65 and over who feel they have no one to go to for help and support, a new Age UK survey finds. Of these, 39% said they felt lonely and one in five said they felt...16 January 2015
  • Age UK calls for safeguards on pension reform

    New analysis by Age UK warns that changes coming in April that will allow people to take money from their pension savings could leave signifanct numbers of older people running out of money in...10 January 2015
  • Older people should get help to claim benefits

    9 in 10 think more should be done to help older people claim their benefits. Almost all would encourage their mum or grandma to claim benefits if she was on a low income. {DynamicContent:Social Med...17 October 2014
  • Lack of suitable housing costs NHS millions

    40,000 needless days spent in hospital awaiting home adaptations before discharge {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons} Unsuitable housing is leaving thousands of older people facing unnecessary...03 September 2014
  • 870,000 older people do not receive crucial care help

    New research from Age UK reveals that 870,000 older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   The research uncovers the fact that nearly...14 August 2014

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