Active Lifestyles @ Home is a hub developed with a range of support and resources for over 65’s and those looking for low impact ways to get active at home.

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If you’d like to keep in touch with the Active Lifestyles Team please sign up using the link above to receive our regular eNewsletters containing lots of resources to help you stay active both indoors and outdoors, including videos from our instructors.

Videos

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There are classes at 3 intensity levels and new videos will be uploaded each week:

  • Level 1: Strength & Balance classes including Stable & Able classes.
  • Level 2: Gentle Movement and Home Gym sessions.
  • Level 3: Circuits stylefor those used to a higher intensity class.

Lookout for our Top Tips for Keeping Active at Home which can be done in just a few minutes and incorporated into your daily routine.

It is important that you have a look at any exercise sessions before attempting to take part so that you can prepare.  Make sure you have plenty of space, free from trip hazards, and only do exercises you feel safely able to complete. Listen to your body and stop to rest when required.  Even though you are exercising at home, please make sure that you put on some trainers or comfortable shoes before you begin.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Evidence suggests the 5 Ways to Wellbeing can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

For more information and top tips visit: https://www.aberdeencityhscp.scot/

Useful resources

NHS Inform

A website covering many different aspects of falls plus a section with Strength & Balance Exercises

Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy

An online booklet full of advice about falls prevention, basic exercises to prevent falls, what to do if you have a fall

Important Numbers to know

Some of you may have family or friends to help get shopping or pick up prescriptions for you, but we know that many people don’t. There is a lot of help out there for you! You may have already been in contact with a local group of volunteers who can assist you with basic shopping needs etc. If not please call:

Grampian Assistance Hub Helpline: Telephone 0808 196 3384

www.GCAH.org.uk  

This is the number for general wellbeing assistance e.g. shopping/home delivery, pet walking, utility top ups, someone to speak to, transportation and other ‘non-emergency/crisis’ requests etc.

Aberdeen City Council Crisis Helpline: Telephone 0800 0304 713

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19

The Council number is for crisis e.g. food poverty/food parcels, crisis grants, emotional assistance, financial assistance/advice, homelessness, council tax/rent arrears, emergency housing repairs, benefits advice, business and mortgage advice.

24 Hour Freephone Dementia Helpline: Telephone 0808 808 3000  Website

https://www.alzscot.org/living-with-dementia/getting-support/24-hour-freephone-dementia-helpline

This free 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline provides information, signposting and emotional support to people with the illness, their families, friends and professionals.

Worried about falling?

If you or someone you know is at risk of having a fall then you’ll find useful advice about falls prevention, basic exercise to prevent falls and what to do if you have a fall at:

We hope you will find this information useful. If you need us to provide any further information or advice please do not hesitate to call us on 01224 507701 or email [email protected]

Stay safe and keep active!