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Following the immensely successful Dementia Friends initiative in England, Dementia Friends Scotland has now gone live. Visit the website at to find out about becoming a Dementia Friend. It is not a befriending scheme but it is about raising awareness of dementia in order to provide better support. Free information sessions will run in December. Contact Sarah Geoghegan, Dementia Adviser, Aberdeen City Services, Tel: 01224 644627

The CVS Aberdeenshire October 2014 Newsletter is now available. Click here to download it, CVSA also asks its readers to fill out its "Newsletter and E-bulletin Survey", which can be done at the following link: . . .  

For anyone wishing to learn a new hobby or craft, Aberdeenforward currently has an extensive offering of classes and workshops to appeal to a wide range of potential learners. Read more here . . . 

ICAN will be hold its next meeting in the upstairs lounge of the Commercial Hotel, Insch on 3 November at 7 p.m.. All are welcome. The group is looking for a new secretary and desperately needs new volunteers/helpers, so please come along and get involved. Contact the team at , catch up with news on the Facebook page or on Twitter, or meet up in person . . .

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 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shop Takeover a great success!

    Bank of Scotland staff took over four Age Scotland charity shops in central Scotland for the day on Saturday 18th October to help raise funds to support older people in the region. 24 members of...24 October 2014

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