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2.7.21
Step out September, have a stroll with us!

Step out September is a campaign to encourage people across the city to take part in safe, local opportunities in September, it is a partnership project between Bon Accord Care, ACVO, Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership and Sport Aberdeen. Step out September is part of ‘Stay Well Stay Connected’ which has an aim to promote better health and wellbeing, develop meaningful community relationships, promote better inclusion and help reduce social isolation.

There will be a range of gentle social walks and talks advertised where you can connect with other people both in and around your local area and in some of Aberdeen’s open spaces. You don’t need any special equipment, just bring yourself, wear your comfy shoes and bring a jacket.

If you use a wheelchair, use walking aids or if you are pushing a buggy, come along for a blether! We really want your company!

If you would like to do something in your school, in your housing complex, or workplace then let us know.  We will have lots of ideas and resources we can share with you for inspiration so get in touch via SWSC@aberdeencity.gov.uk and we can add you to our Step Out September list. We’d love to get some photos to capture what you are doing to celebrate Stepping out this September!

If you already host a regular activity that you would like to include in Step out September, we would be delighted to hear from you!

If you are interested in training to become a walk leader then we can arrange this too. For more details on FREE Paths for All Walk Leader Training please click here or contact Sport Aberdeen Health Walk Coordinator Brian Harrison on ActiveLifestyles@sportaberdeen.co.uk

We are especially keen to reach those who have lost confidence and feel isolated due to the pandemic, so if this is you or someone you know, then come along!

We will give regular updates on Step out September but please get in touch if you have any queries or if you want to share your own ideas.

Together we CAN and together we WILL walk and talk our way back to wellbeing! We can’t wait to see you!

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