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The Community Empowerment Bill currently being debated in the Scottish Parliament aims to give a more powerful voice to people concerning matters affecting them in their local communities. Learn more about the process in this short  YouTube clip  . . .

Keeping safe online. Over-60s in Aberdeen get advice on avoiding cyber scams. Read more here

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

University of Aberdeen  are looking for women and men volunteers over the age of 65 years of age to participate in a study looking at Fish Oil and muscle function in older people. Interested then read more  here

Are you over 60? The Helping Hand Seniors Club meets ever 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

Insch Bowling Club will be starting an 8-week indoor bowling junior session commencing 7 October. Read more here . . . 

Paul Jennings, a volunteer for Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus, is undertaking a sponsored bike ride the length of Hadrian's Wall in a bid to raise £1500 for the cause. Anyone wishing to donate to this cause should send a cheque payable to DACB to Jayne Fraser, Units 7 & 8. Community Service Centre, Market Street, Maud AB42 4NH, stating that the donation is for the cycle ride . . .

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


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  • How one hospital copes with change

    How one Dorset hospital is trying to better serve its elderly patients23 October 2014
  • Fire hotel set to be demolished

    A former hotel in Aberdeenshire badly damaged by fire is set to be demolished in the interests of safety, the council says.23 October 2014
  • 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
  • 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

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