Ageing Well – Edinburgh Leisure
Ageing Well aims to improve health and well being of people aged 50+ within local communities in Edinburgh.
The activities have been developed to cater to a wide range of needs, tastes, and abilities. they take place in community venues and are led by trained volunteers. Ageing Well Volunteers are local older people who provide the support, encouragement and information to get started and continue being active.
Activities available include:
- chair-based exercise
- buddy swimming
- digital photography
- new-age Kurling (curling without ice!)
- allotment gardening
Participants can expect a warm welcome from Ageing Well volunteers on arrival. Plenty of fun, laughs and exercise throughout each session, and often a refreshment and a blether afterwards. The cost of participating varies depending on the activity, but the service aims to keep costs to a minimum so it’s as easy as possible for people to take part. Often the Ageing Well activities carry a low (eg. £1 voluntary contribution) or no cost to the participant.
Funded by NHS Lothian and run by Edinburgh Leisure, in partnership with Pilmeny Development Project, Ageing Well Edinburgh has had over 10 successful years of making a significant difference in the lives of those over 50’s who regularly attend our activities.
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
50 years old and over.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Sports & Physcial Development
141 London Road
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tel: 0131 458 2183
Fax: 0131 458 2169
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
Varies dependant on venue of activity
- Wheelchair Access
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Varies dependant on venue, please contact for more information.
Provider's Name: Ageing Well – Edinburgh Leisure
Ageing Well in Edinburgh aims to improve health and well being of those aged 50 years old and over within local communities. It does this through peer support, with local older people leading activities and groups to provide encouragement, support and information.
Activities include seated exercise, walking, dancing, indoor curling, gardening, cycling and drama/singing for example.
The project is funded through a partnership between Edinburgh Leisure, NHS Lothian, SCELHP, NCELHP and Pilmeny Development Project.