Live Life Well Aberdeenshire are continuing to support the delivery of physical activity, exercise and behaviour change for adults who are at a higher risk of developing, or who are living with, one or more long term health condition. You may also benefit from the programme if you are inactive, needing support following a new diagnosis, or feel you require some support to start improving your health.
The programme has been delivered online over the winter months and we understand that many people in our communities are not ready to go out and about and we will continue to deliver online for the foreseeable future.
However, many are ready to socialise again face to face and we have put together a programme which is suitable for your needs. Look out for our health walks in venues across Aberdeenshire which are free of charge. We have 2 levels of health walks available; Fit to Walk - short (up to 30mins) low-level social walk often incorporating some simple strength and balance exercises. Walk Well - short (up to an hour) low-level, social walk. Both walk sessions are led by our friendly trained walk leaders.
We also have classes from our facilities which are easily identifiable as suitable for your needs as they are called Light Movers on our timetable.
"Really enjoyed being back at the classes. We get lots of encouragement from our instructor. Socially it's been good to be in among other people. For my age group it is good for mental health too." Isobel (pictured).
Our Referral Classes are designed for those who are living with one or more long term health conditions. You can refer yourself or be referred by your health care professional into the programme. Once we receive your referral, we will give you a call to discuss your needs and make recommendations and support you to start on your journey.
Full details of all our programmes are available on our Health and Wellbeing in your Community page:
Live Life Aberdeenshire has developed a new booking app for activities and classes at their sport, leisure and outdoor facilities. To download the app, visit your app store and search LL Aberdeenshire or click the button below.
There is so much on offer across Aberdeenshire - from beginner/ low level exercise sessions to boot camp's and high intensity interval training.
Once you have downloaded the app you will be able to select your local facilities (clubs) to see what they have to offer. You can also register, book and pay for (if applicable) activities from the app.
Many Health Walks across Aberdeenshire have now re-started and are able to accept new walkers.
To find your local walk please visit the Paths for All website and search their online map -
Health Walks provide a great opportunity for people to begin re-engaging with their communities after months of multiple lock-downs. Being outdoors is a safe way to socialise and with the summer weather on our side it’s a lovely time to be out connecting with nature too.
Our community health walk projects are keen for new volunteers to come forward to support their health walks. If you enjoy walking, would like to support others enjoy the benefits of walking and you have time to offer as a volunteer why not consider becoming a Paths for All walk leader? We have projects the length and breadth of Aberdeenshire who would be delighted to welcome your support.
For more information about volunteering and Paths for All training please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01467 534495
Our healthy lifestyle advisor continues to offer health & wellbeing support to active and retired fishers and their families through the Seafit Programme.
The SeaFit Programme, in partnership with NHS Grampian and The Fishermen’s Mission, has been able to offer migrant and local fishing crews not yet vaccinated the opportunity to receive vaccines, ensuring all crews are protected from the risks of Covid-19. Vaccinations are available in Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Macduff with appointments available every Wednesday and Thursday from May 19.
To book contact:
The SeaFit Programme in partnership with the Seafarers Hospital Society offers physiotherapy services to working fishers through Peterhead Physiotherapy or by contacting the Connect PhysioLine. All treatment costs are covered by the Seafarers Hospital Society.
Catriona will be visiting harbourside more regularly in the coming weeks and available to provide health and wellbeing advice for fishers and their families, signposting and referring to more specialist services if required.