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
  • walking
  • cycling
  • dancing
  • buddy swimming
  • digital photography
  • new-age Kurling (curling without ice!)
  • allotment gardening
  • singing


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.

Service Categories


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.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any Agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Sports & Physcial Development
141 London Road

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Contact

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.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Ageing Well – Edinburgh Leisure

Type: Charity/Voluntary

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.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 458 2183
Fax: 0131 458 2169

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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