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In June this year AFC Community Trust launched a Health Walk programme - Pittrodrie Health Walks - for people over 65, and in July the Trust launched another programme - AFC in the Park, which, as the name suggests, involves walks and other activities at various parks throughout the City. Read about these two programmes here . . . 

The Fifty Plus Family Festival looks set to be a great success, with a wide range of activities for all ages and interests. Click on the relevant links to find out more about these diverse events - the AniMotion Show (a spectacular combination of art and music) and the Family Day at Duthie Park - just two events over the 2 weeks . . . 

Are you interested in older men's wellbeing? Aberdeen City Council Wellbeing Co-ordinators are interesting in setting up an Older Men's Club. Click here to read more if you are interested in being part of this . . .

North East Scotland College is to run an Introduction to British Sign Language starting 3 September for 15 weeks. If you receive ILA funding you can use money in your account to pay for the course. Click here for more details . . . 

Aberdeen City Council is now rolling out its series of Chair Based Exercise Classes across the city. A class at the Old Torry Communtiy Centre will start on 27 August. Read more here . . .

Aberdeen City Council recently invested £51, 000 in Technogym Easyline equipment for use with the over 65s. Read the full story under the Staying active and involved subheading of the Health and Wellbeing page  . . .  

Would you like to learn something new? Would you like £200 to help cover the cost? Read more about Individual Learner Accounts (ILAs), at our Tutoring and Support for digital technologies page under the Helplines tab.  

Do you fancy yourself as a poet? Now is your opportunity to show it. Read more at the Readers Writers and Storytellers page . . . 


Read all about news and events in the Inverurie and Kemnay area. See the Garioch Gazette, available to view at the Inverurie page . . . 


Keeping you safe online: Just like we all take care when we get a stranger at the front door so the same applies on the phone and broadband. Read more under Tutoring & Support for digital technologies . . . 


Do you live in Culter? Footprints Connect has a special offer for you: see our Community News page for details . . . 

Just by visiting this website, you're entitled to 10% off various products at Rosie's enterprises in Aberdeen - find out more . . .  

And you can also get 10% off a computer training course or a one-to-one session with a technology tutor! Check out our news page . . .



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  • VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

    Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.27 August 2014
  • Almost a million older people cutting back on food

    New research from Age UK shows that 960,000 people aged 65 or over have had to spend less on food in the last 2 years. Many pensioners live on low, fixed incomes and the rising cost of food and...15 July 2014
  • Pension changes won’t prevent mortgage crisis

    Access to pension pots announced in the Budget will not stem the looming interest-only mortgage crisis, Age UK is warning. From 2017, 40,000 interest-only mortgages owned by borrowers aged 65 and...03 May 2014
  • Review of National Care Standards is underway

    Care service users, their families and carers are being encouraged to have their say as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on defining the National Care Standards. Social care is an...25 June 2014
  • Independence debate Q&A

    Regardless of which side of the independence debate you fall on, there is no doubt that 18 September 2014 will be a historic date for our country. While Age Scotland is remaining neutral, the chari...09 June 2014
  • 80,000 Scots aged 65+ lonely

    More than 80,000 Scots aged 65 plus always or often lonely A new survey has found that more than 80,000 people aged 65 plus in Scotland describe themselves as often or always feel lonely. Across th...03 May 2014

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