Welcome to Aberdeen s 50+Directory full of activities and opportunities for the 50+ age group resident in Aberdeen.

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Welcome to Aberdeen’s 50+Directory full of activities and opportunities for the 50+ age group resident in Aberdeen.

Sport and leisure play a vital role in every community in boosting health and fitness levels. The activities and opportunities available today can also form the basis of many new friendships.

It is important that everyone is afforded the opportunity, regardless of age, which is yet another reason I am proud to be able to support this further development of the 50+ programme.

Having browsed through the booklet, I’ve found many interesting and exciting ventures on offer and I would urge you all to consider enrolling in one of the many activities and clubs available. It sounds like enormous fun!

Lord Provost Peter J Stephen, OStJ, MCIBS 2 TH EL OR D PR O V O S T A B ER D EEN

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Aberdeen Care and Repair

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Aberdeen City Golf Season Passes

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Aberdeen Older People’s Sign Posting

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Ace Club

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Cash In Your Pocket Partnership

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Grampian 50+ Network

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Grampian CareData Information Service

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Grampian Pre-Retirement Council

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Homecheck

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The Point Customer Service Centre

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Cash in Your Pocket Drop-In Sessions

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Kincorth Customer Access Point

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Woodside Customer Access Point

30

Listening to Aberdeen’s Older People:

Older People Working Group and

Older People’s Action Plan

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NHS Grampian Healthpoint

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Senior Railcard

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Ranger Service

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S.C.A.R.F

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Shopmobility

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The Scottish Helpline for Older People

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Aberdeen College

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Arts Development at Whitespace

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50+ Directory of useful contacts

Arts and crafts

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Bingo

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Book groups

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Bowling

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Cafes and coffee shops

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Church services

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Clubs

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Computing

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Dance

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Discussion groups

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Drama

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Dressmaking

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Entertainment

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Exercise classes

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Games

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Gardening

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Health and wellbeing

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History groups

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Keep fit

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Language classes

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Lunch clubs

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Meetings

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Mobile phone classes

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Music and dance

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Outdoor activities programme

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Photography

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Social clubs

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Speaking

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Sports 21

Veteran/ex service organisations

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Walking

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50+ Festival

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Arts and crafts

Art

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street

Thursdays 10am-12 noon Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Wednesdays 10am-12 noon Tel: 01224 872851 Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Mondays 2pm Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Craft group

Methodist Church Seaview Road, Findochty Tuesdays 10am

Tel: Nancy Gardiner 01542 833415 Free

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive

Tel: 01224 872851 1.30pm-3.30pm

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 572211

Opportunity to design, create and make your craft ideas.

Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Thursdays 10am Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Art and History Group

Seaton Community Project Linksfield Academy, King Street Thursdays 12.30pm-2.30pm Tel: 01224 494093

Free but there may be costs for materials or trips. Attended by all ages but mostly 50+ group. Looks at local history in and around Aberdeen. Art projects vary from small to large.

Cardmaking

Ferryhill Community Centre Albury Road

Mondays 12.30pm-2.30pm (term time) Tel: 01224 584118

ferryhillcomcent@btconnect.com £3

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Wednesdays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 872851 Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Wednesdays 2pm Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

China Painting

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Mondays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Lace making

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 572211

Machine knitting

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Mondays 6.30pm-8.30pm Tel: 01224 872851

Parchment craft

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Tuesdays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 572211

Patchwork

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 872851

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Thursdays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 572211

Patchwork and quilting support group assisting each other in designing and making patchwork.

Sewing

Rubislaw Church Centre Beaconsfield Place

Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 645477

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Sugarcraft

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Fridays 10am-12noon Tel: 01224 872851

Watercolour Art Class

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place Tuesdays 1pm-3pm or 6pm-8pm Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm Tel: 01224 325191 inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org £3.40

For all levels of experience

Bingo

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street

Thursdays 1pm-3pm or 7.30pm-9.30pm Tel: 01224 896798

altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members Balnagask Community Centre Balnagask Road

Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 871206

30p

Refreshments provided

Catherine Street Community Centre Catherine Street Mondays 7.30pm-9pm Thursdays 7.30pm-9pm Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com 60p admission

Froghall Community Centre Powis Place

Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 640435

£1 admission. 95p per book main session and 50p per book late session.

Henry E Rae Community Centre Manor Avenue

Mondays 6.30pm-9pm Saturdays 1.30pm-4pm Tel: 01224 662792 Local transport available.

Please phone the centre to arrange. Tillydrone Community Centre Gordon Mills Road

Thursdays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 493388 £1 non-members

Bingo and lunch

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Thursdays 11am

Lunch is served after bingo Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

£2

Book groups

Aberdeen Reading Group

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee

2nd Wednesday of the month 7pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Bowling

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street Mondays 1pm-4pm Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members

Indoor bowling

Cairncry Community Centre Foresterhill Road

Tuesdays 9.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Fridays 1.30pm-3.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm Tel: 01224 698920

75p members £1.25 non-members Catherine Street Community Centre Catherine Street

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com 60p

Cummings Park Community Centre Cummings Park Crescent

Thursdays 7pm-9pm Sundays 2pm-5pm Tel: 01224 694060 £1

Danestone Community Centre Fairview Street

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm Thursdays 8pm-10pm Tel: 01224 828333 £2 non members

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Mondays 10 am-12 noon, 12.45pm-1.45pm Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 325191 inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org 5

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Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Mondays 9.30am-11.30am or 1.30pm-3.30pm

Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am or 1.30pm-3.30pm

Tel: 01224 872851

Kingswells Community Centre Mondays 10am-12 noon Thursdays 1pm-3pm Tel: 01224 741806

communitycentre@hotmail.co.uk £5 per year

Loirston Primary School community lounge Loirston Avenue

Wednesdays 7.30pm term times Fridays 7pm term times Tel: 01224 878482

loirstoncec@aberdeencity.gov.uk Mannofield Church

Great Western Road

Fridays 2pm-4pm September to April Tel: 01224 322239

office@mannofieldchurch.org.uk £10 for season

Queens Cross Bowling Club Main Hall, Queens Cross Church Tuesdays 10am-12 noon Thursdays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 322917

secretary@queenscrosschurch.org.uk £1

Bowls supplied.

Tillydrone Community Centre Gordon Mills Road

Fridays 6.30pm-9pm Tel: 01224 493388 £1 non-members Bowls supplied.

Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Wednesdays 10am Tel: 01224 486425 £1includes tea and coffee

Woodside Parish Church Indoor Bowling Club Church Street, Woodside Thursdays 7pm-9.30pm

Tel: Grace Buchan 01224 492349

Outdoor bowling

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Monday to Friday 10am-12noon Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Woodside Parish Church Outdoor Bowling Club Church Street, Woodside April to September

Tel: Mervyn Bridgewater 01224 484360

Cafes

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Monday to Friday 10am-3pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Church services

and activities

Presbytery of Aberdeen – church involvement in the community All congregations exist within Aberdeen's communities as a presence of care and compassion to all who would seek support.

Most congregations are very happy to host community, NHS or council meetings as well as providing space for community groups to use.

Many parishioners are involved in voluntary groups throughout Aberdeen. Congregations conduct regular services in care homes and sheltered housing within parishes and visits to the

housebound. Ministers and other pastoral team members make regular visits to city hospitals.

Congregations are happy to welcome those with disabilities. Many have loop systems for those with hearing difficulties most have wheelchair access and adapted toilet facilities and others have large print bibles.

Cafes &

coffee shops

Cults Church of Scotland Outreach Centre

North Deeside Road Tuesdays 10am-3pm Tel: 01224 869566

Ferryhill Church of Scotland Fonthill Road

Monday to Friday Tel: 01224 213093

Gilcomston South Church of Scotland Union Street

Wednesdays 2pm-3.30pm Tel: Angela Tudor 01224 647144 6

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Queens Cross Church of Scotland Albyn Place

Monday to Friday Tel: 01224 644742 Rubislaw Church Centre Beaconsfield Place

Monday to Friday 10am-12 noon Tel: 01224 645477

Salvation Army

The Citadel, Castle Street Mondays 10.30am-3.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-3.30pm Tel: 01224 579370

Cameo

life group

Salvation Army (Torry)

Glenbervie Road Mondays

Tel: 01224 878800 Lunch is at 12.30pm (£2 for three courses) Meeting 2pm

Coffee clubs /

coffee morning

groups

Ferryhill Church of Scotland Fonthill Road

Monday to Friday Tel: 01224 213093

Newhills Church of Scotland Bucksburn

Mondays 1.30pm-3pm

Tel: Helen Mitchell 01224 716161 Peterculter Church of Scotland Craigton Crescent

Thursdays and Saturdays Tel: 01224 735845

Queens Cross Church of Scotland Albyn Place

Thursdays

Tel: 01224 644742

Transport provided for the elderly. Deeside Christian Fellowship Binghill Drive, Milltimber Every five to six weeks

Tel: Robert Hamilton 07595 072090

Friendship group

Middlefield Church of Scotland Manor Avenue

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm Tel: 01224 682310

Guild, Bowling Club /

Lunch Club

Torry St Fittick’s Parish Church Walker Road

Weekly

Tel: 01224 899183

Guild of Friendship

St Mark’s Church of Scotland Rosemount Viaduct

Mondays 1.30pm Tel: 01224 640672

Concerts, talks and tea for over 65s

Lads Club

Rubislaw Church Centre Beaconsfield Place Fortnightly on Wednesdays Retired men meeting for a coffee and a chat

Tel: 01224 492672

Last of the Summer Wine

Westhill Episcopal Church Westhills Drive

Monthly

Tel: Rev Ian Ferguson 01224 740007

Lunch clubs

City Church Gilcomston Park Saturdays 12 noon

Tel: Tony Treasure 01224 733419

Ferryhill Church of Scotland

Fonthill Road Tuesdays

Tel: 01224 213093

James Tyrell Day Care Centre

Mastrick Church of Scotland Mondays to Thursdays

Tel: Ann 01224 694121

Open to older people in the Northwest of the city. Transport to and from lunch/activities offered.

Mannofield Church

of Scotland

Great Western Road Monthly lunch club

Open to parish. Transport provided. Tel: 01224 310087

Newhills Church of Scotland

Bucksburn

Wednesdays 11.30am-3pm Tel: Helen Mitchell 01224 716161

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Peterculter Church

of Scotland

Craigton Crescent

First Wednesday of the month Tel: 01224 735845

Queens Cross Church

of Scotland

Albyn Place

Wednesdays and Fridays Tel: 01224 644742

Rubislaw Church Centre

Beaconsfield Church Centre Every Monday except holidays Monthly on Thursdays except holidays Tel: 01224 645477

South Holburn Church

of Scotland

Holburn Street

Third Wednesday of the month October to April

Tel: Alastair 01224 317317

St Mark’s Church of Scotland

Rosemount Viaduct Lunches Monday to Friday Tel: 01224 640672

Run by St Mark’s and Crown Terrace Methodist Churches

Lunchtime services

Fernielea Gospel Hall

Summerhill Terrace

Third Tuesday every month 11.30am September to June

Tel: 01224 209753 No cost

www.fernieleagospelhall.com

Gilcomston South Church

of Scotland

Union Street

Tuesdays 12.45pm-1.15pm Tel: 01224 647144 www.gilcomston.org

Lunch is available to eat in church or take away.

Open Door

The Mission Dunbar Street Thursday afternoons

Tel: David Lazonby 07814 491564

Pensioners club

High Hilton Hilton Road Weekly

Tel: 01224 494717

Senior Citizens Gathering

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street,

Altens

Third Friday of the month 2pm Run by Cove Church of Scotland.

Silver City Surfers

Computer Group

Salvation Army – The Citadel Castle Street

Wednesdays 12pm-3pm Fridays 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 579370

Thursday Outreach

Gilcomston South Church of Scotland Union Street

Thursdays 1.30 to 3pm Tel Rosie McKie 01224 647144

Clubs

50+ ladies interest group

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive

Kincorth

Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 872851

Café Plus@Gilc. More than a

cup of tea for the over 50s

Gilcomston South Church Union Street

Wednesdays 2-3.30pm

Tel: Angela Tudor 01224 647144 A blend of activities for body, mind and spirit. Free for over 55s

Disabled and Able

Bodied Club

Henry E Rae Community Centre Manor Avenue

Wednesdays 7.30-10pm Tel: 01224 662792 £1

Activities – carpet bowls, darts, dominoes, pool, table tennis, bingo.

Friendship group

Middlefield Church of Scotland Manor Avenue

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm Tel: 01224 682310 8

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Gentlemen’s group

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am-12noon

Tel: 01224 872851

Guild

Newhills Parish Church Bucksburn

Every second Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm Every fourth Wednesday 1.30pm-3pm Over 50s Fellowship September to April. Tel: 01224 716161

newhillsam@aol.com www.newhillschurch.org.uk

Variety of speakers and entertainment.

Mastrick Senior Citizens’

Tuesday Club

Mastrick Community Centre Greenfern Road

Tuesdays 2pm-3.30pm (Sept-Jun) Tel: 01224 788288

£1 tea included

Entertainment and bingo provided.

Men of all ages

Newhills Parish Church Bucksburn

Every third Thursday on alternate month 7.30pm

September to May

Every third Saturday alternate months 8.30am-9.30am

Tel: 01224 716161 newhillsam@aol.com

Fellowship and other activities.

Over 50s Groups

Bridge of Don

Community Centre

Braehead Way

Every second Wednesday 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 701160

£1.50

Contact the community centre for details of the next session.

Cairncry Community Centre

Foresterhill Road Mondays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 698920

Members 75p and non members £1.25

Cults Over 50s Group

The Hub

North Deeside Road Wednesdays 12 noon-2pm

Tel: Lizzie Thomas 01224 869413 or Anne Wilcox 01224 869276

Cummings Park

Community Centre

Cummings Park Crescent Wednesdays 1.30pm-3pm Tel: 01224 694060

Dinner at 11.30am for £3.50 Pick up and drop off service (£1.00) Please phone to arrange.

Queens Cross Church lounge

Albyn Place

Thursday mornings 10am-12 noon Tel: Ruth Sturgeon 01224 644742 or Queens Cross Church 01224 644742 Tea or coffee 50p and home bakes 50p Some transport is available. Coffee lounge is open every weekday from 10am to 12noon.

Lunches are available Wednesdays and Fridays from 12noon.

Newhills Parish Church

Bucksburn

Mondays 1.30pm-3pm

Wednesdays 10am-3pm with lunch at 12noon

September to June

Tel: 01224 716161 or 01467 632464 newhillsnm@aol.com

The Over 50s Fellowship offers various activities and entertainment throughout sessions.

www.newhillschurch.org.uk

Over 55s group

Hilton Community Centre Hilton Road

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 277025

hilton-centre@btconnect.com

Members 50p and non-members £1.00 Social group for the over 55s.

Activities – light exercise, games, popular food raffle, occasional bingo session. A food co-op runs at the same time offering inexpensive fruit and vegetables.

Computing

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee Tuesdays to Fridays (Please call for details) Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

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Computing at

Aberdeen libraries

All of Aberdeen City libraries have access to PCs and free internet access. Taster sessions available also. Ask in your local library for details. Classes are run by Aberdeen College.

Central Library

Rosemount Viaduct

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 9am-8pm Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm Tel: 01224 652500

centrallibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Airyhall Library

Springfield Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 10am-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Tel: 01224 310536

airyhalllibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Bridge of Don Library

Scotstown Road Bridge of Don

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 10am-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Tel: 01224 702800

bridgeofdonlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Bucksburn Library

Kepplehills Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 710830

bucksburnlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Cornhill Library

Cornhill Drive

Opening Hours: Mon–Weds 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Thurs, Fri 1pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 696209 cornhilllibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Cove Library

Loirston Avenue

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 9.30am-1pm

Tel: 01224 245350

covelibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Culter Library

North Deeside Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 732587

culterlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Cults Library and

Learning Centre

429 North Deeside Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 868346

cultslibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Dyce Library

Riverview Drive, Dyce Opening Hours: Mon 10am-7pm Tues & Fri 10am-5pm

Weds 1pm-7pm Thurs 1pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 723015 dycelibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Ferryhill Library

Fonthill Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 1pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 581576

ferryhilllibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk Car park with disabled access.

Kincorth Library and

Customer Access Point

Provost Watt Drive

Opening Hours: Mon 9am-7pm Tues–Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 872572 kincorthlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Linksfield Library

520 King Street

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 497187

linksfieldlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Mastrick Library

Greenfern Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 10am-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Tel: 01224 788558

mastricklibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Northfield Library

Byron Square

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 695104

northfieldlibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Tillydrone Library

Pennan Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 10am-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-1pm Tel: 01224 276975

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Torry Library

Victoria Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 879037

torrylibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Woodside Library

356 Clifton Road

Opening Hours: Mon & Weds 2pm-7pm Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Tel: 01224 484534

woodsidelibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Silver surfers

Silver City Surfers

Internet Cafe

The Citadel, Castle Street, Aberdeen Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 1pm Tel: 07799 371329

silvercitysurfers@googlemail.com www.silvercitysurfers.co.uk Free

Learning support is given by friendly, experienced volunteers on a one to one basis. This service is for over 55s with little or no experience of computing. Our hospitality volunteers offer support, reassurance and a warm welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also available.

Tullos Community Centre

Girdleness Road Thursdays 11.45am-1.45pm Tel: 01224 291882 Free Drop in www.torrymatters.com

Dance

Dance schools

Citymoves Schoolhill, Aberdeen Tel: 01224 611486

Citymoves runs a wide range of dance and movement classes throughout the year, which are open to everyone. We also hold special events and 50+ workshops with Scottish Ballet throughout the year.

Visit www.danceaberdeen.org.uk for more information.

Evolution Dance School

Garioch Sports Centre, Strathmuir Park, Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie Tel: 08445 617541

evolutiondancesch@googlemail.com Days and times vary. The school offers Adult Tap, Ballet workouts and Pilates classes.

Pam Dignan Dancers

Scout HQ or Ashdale Hall, Westhill For further information phone 01224 741078

pamdignan.dancers@btinternet.com, or visit www.pamdignandancers.co.uk Daily classes – Highland, National, Ballroom, Latin, Tap, Ballet, Freestyle and Scottish Country Dancing.

Line dancing

22 Club 55b Rose Street Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm Tel: 01224 316140 £3

Coach: Sheila Martin

Beginners and improvers class.

Altens Community Centre

Strathburn Street

Mondays 6pm-7pm beginners or 7pm-8pm advanced

Fridays 11am-12 noon Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk

£3.50 for one hour or £5 for two hours

Cairncry Community Centre

Foresterhill Road

Mondays 10.30am and 1pm Tel: 01224 698920 £2

Catherine Street

Community Centre

Catherine Street Thursdays 2pm-3pm Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com £2.50

Hilton Community Centre

Hilton Road

Thursdays 6.30pm-8pm Tel: 01224 277025

hilton-centre@btconnect.com 50p members £1 non-members A line dancing session with emphasis on light exercise and having fun.

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee Tuesdays 10am-11am Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

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Ruthrieston

Community Centre

Holburn Street Wednesdays12.30pm-2.30pm Tel: 01224 572211 £3

Beginners and intermediate techniques and formations are introduced along to music. Easy going and fun class.

Ruthrieston

Community Centre

Holburn Street Wednesdays 1pm-2pm Tel: 01224 572211 £3

A beginners line dancing class.

Salvation Army

Glenbervie Road

Wednesday 11am-12 noon Tel: 01224 316140 £3

Coach: Sheila Martin

Beginners and improvers class.

Woodside Activity Centre

Clifton Road

Mondays 10am, Fridays 10.30am (advanced)

Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

WRI Hall

Kirk Brae, Cults

Tuesdays 10am-11am (Sept to June) Tel: Ethel McHardy 01224 868538 £2

Mature Moves

Citymoves Schoolhill, Aberdeen

Mondays (term-time) 10am-11am and 11am-12pm

Tel: 01224 611486 £3

Gentle exercise, movement and dance class for the over 50s.

Modern Ballroom Dancing

Carnegie Hall Skene Place, Dyce Sundays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 732493

Revitalise, Rejuvenate

& Relax

Citymoves Schoolhill, Aberdeen

Mondays (term time) 10am-11am Tel: 01224 611486

£3

Revitalise, rejuvenate and relax; a sociable and enjoyable dance class for over 50s

Salsa

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Sundays 6.15pm-7.15pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Scottish Country Dancing

Harlaw Academy Albyn Place

Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm Tel: 01224 572211 £35

10 week block of 1.5 hour sessions learning country dancing techniques and formations. Please note – this is not ceilidh dancing. Piano and CD music is used.

WRI Hall

Kirk Brae, Cults

Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm (Sept to Mar) Tel: Sheila Fyfe 01224 868164 £3.50

Sequence dancing

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street Mondays 8.15pm-10pm Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £3

Catherine Street

Community Centre

Catherine Street Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com

Saturdays fortnightly

Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Thursdays 2pm Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Tea Dance

Catherine Street Community Centre Catherine Street

Fridays 1.30pm-4pm Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com

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Tea Dances at the

Beach Ballroom

Beach Boulevard

Wednesday 6th October dancing to the sounds of the Frank Thomson Band from 1.30pm to 4pm (Doors open 1pm) Thursday 9th December dancing to the sounds of ‘Garioch Blend’ from 1.30pm to 4pm (Doors open 1pm)

Tickets available from Aberdeen Box Office £4.00 and £5.00 consecutively. The above Tea Dances are supported by the Common Good Fund.

Discussion groups

Bridge of Don

Community Centre

Braehead Way Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 701160 £1

Drama

50+ Theatre Club

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street

Various dates and times Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk

For centre members only. The club goes to various performances at HMT, Music Hall and Lemon Tree throughout the year.

Black Light Puppet Theatre

Rubislaw Church Centre Beaconsfield Place

Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: Sadie Stark 01224 640560 We are an all-age group. We compose, compile and perform with puppets we make ourselves. We welcome people with disabilities or able-bodied to join us.

Culter Theatre Group

Culter Village Hall North Deeside Road

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm Tel: 01224 734371

Serendipity

The Lemon Tree West North Street Mondays 10am-12.30pm Tel: 01224 337688

theatre.serendipity@yahoo.com £2

Drama activities, writing and performing own sketches and plays. All members share in the running of the group and staging of performances.

Dressmaking

Kincorth Community Centre

Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Mondays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 872851

Ruthrieston

Community Centre

Holburn Street Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 572211

Contact centre for further details.

Entertainment

Outreach entertainment in local sheltered housing complexes

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee

Entertainment in Janesfield Manor, Aboyne Terrace, Ruthrie Court, Craigievar Court and Bridge of Dee Court.

Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Tillydrone Community Centre

Gordon Mills Road Tuesdays 1.30pm-3pm Tel: 01224 493388 30p

Exercise classes

60+ exercise class

Ferryhill Community Centre Albury Road

Thursdays 2.30pm term time Tel: 01224 584118

ferryhillcomcent@btconnect.com £1

Aqua-aerobics

Bucksburn Swimming Pool Kepplehills Road

Tuesdays 1.30pm-2pm Tel: 01224 716479

£5.20/£2.60 access to leisure

Aqua Exercise

Summerhill Swimming Pool

Summerhill Community Education Centre Stronsay Drive

Mondays 1.15pm-2pm/2pm-2.45pm Tel: 01224 346181

£2.50/£2.10 for over 60s Coach: Sheila Martin

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Breathe Easy

Beach Leisure Centre Mondays 2pm-3pm Tel: Carol 01224 4822744 m.head1@sky.com £2

Exercises to help people with breathing problems, asthma and COPD.

Monthly support group (tea and raffle).

Cardiac Rehab Phase IV

Aberdeen Sports Village Linksfield Road

Mondays and Fridays 10am-11am Tel: 01224 438900

info@aberdeensportsvillage.com Free with membership or £2.25 per class www.aberdeensportsvillage.com

Diabetes Gentle Exercise

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Fridays 11am -12.30pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Only for people with diabetes.

Evergreens Aqua Fun

Kings Pavillion Swimming Pool University of Aberdeen

Tuesdays 10am-10.40am Tel: 01224 272309

info@aberdeensportsvillage.com Free with membership or £2.25 per class www.aberdeensportsvillage.com

Evergreens Exercise Class

Aberdeen Sports Village Linksfield Road

Mondays and Fridays 10.05am-10.55am Tel: 01224 438900

info@aberdeensportsvillage.com Free with membership or £2.25 per class www.aberdeensportsvillage.com

Evergreens Fitness Pilates

Aberdeen Sports Village Linksfield Road

Thursdays 10.05am-10.55am Tel: 01224 438900

info@aberdeensportsvillage.com Free with membership or £2.25 per class www.aberdeensportsvillage.com

Exercise Classes

Balnagask Community Centre Balnagask Road

Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 871206

£1 members Coach: Sheila Martin

Cults Parish Church

Outreach Centre, North Deeside Road Thursdays 2.30pm-3.30pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 £25 for a twelve week session September to December & January to March

Hanover Street

Constitution Street Thursdays 12 noon-1pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 £1 + annual centre membership

Hilton Community Centre

Hilton Road Wednesdays 2-3pm Tel: 01224 277025 £1 members Coach: Sheila Martin

Jesmond Centre

Bridge of Don

Tuesdays 2.30pm-3.30pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 £1

Kingswells

Community Centre

Kingswells Avenue Mondays 2.30pm-3.30pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free with £5 annual centre membership

Flex ‘N’ Stretch

Peterculter Sports Centre Coronation Road

Thursdays 7.30pm-8.30pm Tel: 01224 868553 £4

Low impact exercises to music and floor work to improve cardio-vascular fitness and flexibility followed by relaxation and breathing techniques.

Friskis and Svettis

Swedish style exercise classes suitable for seniors. The fee for the various classes is between £2.50 and £3.50. Regular participants are encouraged to become members of the Friskis and Svettis Aberdeen Association, which is £7.00 for an annual membership and gives entitlement to a 50p reduction per class fee.

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Bucksburn Church Hall

Oldmeldrum Road Thursdays 7pm

Tel: Kathleen 01224 715304

Cairncry Community Centre

Foresterhill Road Fridays 10am Tel: Gunilla 01224 319377

Ellon Academy

Ellon Tuesdays 7pm Tel: Fiona 01651 821084

Hilton Community Centre

Hilton Rd

Wednesdays 6.30pm Tel: Joan 01224 634257

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee

Mondays 6pm – a specially adapted programme for those with problem backs Wednesdays 6pm – a seniors programme Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org.uk

Mannofield Church Hall

Great Western Road Mondays 2pm

Tel: Susanne 01224 486643

Oldmachar Academy

Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don Mondays 7pm term time

Tel: Joan 01224 634257

Ruthrieston West Church

Broomhill Road Wednesdays 11am Tel: Gunilla 01224 319377

Ruthrieston

Community Centre

Holburn Street Thursdays 5.45pm Tel: Jackie 01224 648171

Shepherds Hall

Wallace Wynd, Stonehaven Tuesdays 6pm Thursdays 6pm Tel: Gunilla 01224 319377 or Susanne 01224 486643

Gentle Exercise

Bede House Court Sheltered Housing St Machar Drive

Thursdays 10.30am-11.30am Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Denmore Court

Sheltered Housing

Provost Mitchell Circle Tuesday 1pm-2pm

Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Gray Court

Sheltered Housing

Eday Road

Tuesday 2.30pm-3.30pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Hamewith Court

Sheltered Housing

Harehill Road

Thursdays 10.30am-11.30am Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarth1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Kincorth Community Centre

Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Wednesdays 10am-11am Tel: 01224 872851 £1.40

Lewis Court

Sheltered Housing

Arran Avenue Wednesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Loch Court

Sheltered Housing

Loch Street Mondays 1pm-2pm

Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Lord Hays Court

Sheltered Housing

St Ninians Place

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Stewart Park Court

Sheltered Housing

Stewart Park Place Wednesdays 2pm-3pm

Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

Taransay Court

Sheltered Housing

South Sheddocksley Tuesdays 3.45pm-4.45pm Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents

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Woodhill Court

Sheltered Housing

Castleton Court Wednesdays 2pm-3pm

Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 Free to residents Keep Fit

Balnagask

Community Centre

Balnagask Road Tuesdays 10am-11.30am Tel: 01224 871206 £1

Phase IV Cardiac Rehab

Alex Collie Centre

Westfield Park (off Scotstown Road) Bridge of Don

Wednesdays 9.45am-11am Tel: Fiona Murray 01224 702305 £1

Referral from GP or Phase III programme only.

Pilates

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Mondays 10am-11am Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Peterculter Sports Centre

Coronation Road

Monday and Tuesday afternoons Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Tel: 01224 861421

solveig@pilatesaberdeen.com www.pilatesaberdeen.com

£9 a class over a six to eight week block. All bookings made through the instructor at the details given above. Each block payable in full at the start.

Tai Chi

Carnegie Hall Skene Place, Dyce Wednesdays 7pm-9pm Tel: 07092 322036

Tullos Community Centre

Girdleness Road

Mondays 10.30am-11.30am Tel: 01224 291882

£1.50

www.torrymatters.com

Woodside Activity Centre

Clifton Road Tuesdays 2pm Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Yoga

Kincorth Community Centre Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Mondays 7pm-9pm Tel: 01224 872851 £24.50 five week block

Games

50+ Wii Ten Pin Bowling

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street Fridays 12.20pm-2.30pm women Fridays 2.30pm-4.30pm men Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members

Tullos Community Centre

Girdleness Road Tel: 01224 291882 www.torrymatters.com

This activity will be up and running shortly. Still awaiting equipment. Please contact for further information.

Bridge

Culter Village Hall North Deeside Road Fridays 1pm-4pm Tel: 01224 734371

Ferryhill Parish Church

Fonthill Road

Thursdays 1.45pm-4pm August to November and January to May Tel: 01224 213093

£1.50

Beginners catered for

www.ferryhillparishchurch.org.uk

Games Morning

Woodside Activity Centre Clifton Road

Tuesdays 10am Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Soevak, indoor golf, darts, shuttles, pool etc.

Mah Jong

Culter Village Hall North Deeside Road

Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm Tel: 01224 734371

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Whist

Cairncry Community Centre Foresterhill Road

Fridays 7pm Tel: 01224 698920

75p member £1.25 non-members

Woodside Activity Centre

Clifton Road Fridays 1.30pm Tel: 01224 486425 £1 includes tea and coffee

Gardening

Midstocket Gardening Club

Midstocket Church Centre Midstocket Road

Tel: 01224 310342

The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month, October to April at Midstocket Church centre. The

programme includes a varied selection of speakers, a celebration at Christmas and outings in the summer – in fact, there is something for everyone who is interested in gardening. The club is very friendly and new members are always welcome.

Health and

wellbeing

Breast Awareness

Workshops

Tel: Lucy Woodhouse, Breast Health Promotion Worker, Breast cancer care Scotland, 0141 353 8330

Free breast awareness workshops provided to groups of women who request a session with the breast health promotion worker. Clients who are black and/or ethnic minority, over 40 years of age or who would deem themselves to be at risk of health inequality are particularly welcome. The sessions teach attendees to understand breast cancer, recognise the 11 signs and symptoms of breast cancer and be aware of the breast screening process. The sessions aim to make attendees Breast Aware enough to check their own breasts for changes or worrying signs regularly. At least four weeks notice required for an outreach session. Minimum group size is 12 and the maximum group size is 30.

VSA Carers Centre

Do you have a caring role?

Anyone of any age who helps a relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without that help has taken on a caring role in addition to their existing commitments. Some people have just started looking after someone; others have looked after someone all their life. Many care for more that one person and sometimes their own health is affected. VSA Carers Centre provides information, advice and support to local carers and carer groups. We provide service to all carers including, male carers, parent carers, young carers and carers of people with mental health illness. For more information contact us by telephone on 01224 646677 or email carers.info@vsa.org.uk

Quarriers epilepsy

support group

The Salvation Army Citadel Castlegate

Tel: Lisa 07764 606706 or fieldworker 01224 566385

lpjoss@hotmail.com £2 with refreshments www.quarriers.org.uk

Royal Blind

PO Box 500, Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh EH10 4HZ

Tel: 0131 229 1456 www.royalblind.org Services for the blind.

History groups

and activities

Altens Community Centre

Strathburn Street Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members Family/local history.

Auld Post Office Museum

High Street, Turriff

Talks are generally first Thursday of the month 2pm

Tel: 01888 562800 www.turriffanddistrict.com

Charming cottage museum furnished circa 1900. Changing exhibitions.

Cairncry Community Centre

Foresterhill Road

Thursdays (fortnightly) 1pm-3pm Tel: Dave Kenn 01224 698920 75p members £1.25 non-members

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Cornhill Community Centre

Cornhill Drive Term time

Tel: Workers’ Educational Association 01224 642725 aberdeen@weascotland.org.uk £5 for 10 sessions

Danestone

Community Centre

Fairview Street Thursdays 7pm-9pm fortnightly Tel: 01224 828333 £2 non members

Tarves Heritage Centre

The Square, Tarves

Thursday to Sunday 2pm-4.30pm 1 April to 31 October

Tel: 01651 851883 or 01651 851414 Museum room, Victorian classroom and photographic archive. Groups/coach parties welcome. Out of hours visits arranged by contacting 01651 851414.

Art and History Group

Seaton Community Project Linksfield Academy, King Street Thursdays 12.30pm-2.30pm Tel: 01224 494093

Free but there may be costs for materials or trips. Attended by all ages but mostly 50+ group. Looks at local history in and around Aberdeen. Art projects vary from the small to the large.

Keep fit

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street

Tuesdays 12.30pm-1.30pm Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £2.50

The class is taken by Laura Walker, a specialist keep fit instructor with specific training in keep fit for a 50+ age group.

Balnagask

Community Centre

Balnagask Road Tuesdays 10am-11.30am Tel: 01224 871206 £1

Language classes

Spanish Class

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm Tel: 01224 325191 inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Lunch clubs

Catherine Street

Community Centre

Catherine Street Tuesdays 12 noon Tel: 01224 640853 catherinestreet@aol.com

£1.50 for two courses and tea or coffee Phone in advance to book.

Cults Church

Mondays 12.30pm

Tel: Jacky Hatchwell 01224 861736 £2.60

Transport may be available.

Ferryhill Lunch Club

57 Gairn Terrace

Tuesdays 12.30pm (term time) Tel: 01224 572477

£1.50

Ferryhill Parish Church

Fonthill Road

Tuesdays 12.30pm (term time) Tel: 01224 213093

£2

Two course lunch with tea and biscuits. www.ferryhillparishchurch.org.uk

Froghall Community Centre

Powis Place Thursdays 12 noon Tel: 01224 640435

£3.50 for three course lunch & tea or coffee. Open to all. No transport provided.

Henry E Rae

Community Centre

Manor Avenue

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 noon-3pm Tel: 01224 662792

£3.50 for three course lunch Local transport available. Phone the centre to arrange.

James Tyrell Day Centre

Mastrick Parish Church Greenfern Road, Mastrick Mondays–Thursdays Tel: Ann 01224 692004

£6 for lunch £4.50 for three course lunch and activities. Transport, including wheelchair access available

Queens Cross Church

Queens Cross

Mondays 10am-12noon coffee morning Wednesdays and Fridays

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Peterculter Parish Church

North Deeside Road First Wednesday of the month 12.30pm-1.30pm

Tel: 01224 735845 secretary@culterkirk.co.uk

Also teas and coffees Thursdays and Saturdays 10am-12 noon.

Rubislaw Church Centre

Beaconsfield Place

Open for coffee every morning Lunch every second Thursday of the month September to April, 12.30pm-3.30pm and every Monday September to 14 December (except public holidays) 12 noon.

Tel: Lorraine 01224 645477

£3 for meal, games and entertainment.

Salvation Army Torry

Lunch Club

Glenbervie Road Mondays 12.30pm Tel: 01224 878800 Transport may be available.

South Holburn Church

of Scotland

Holburn Street

Third Wednesday of the month Tel: Alistair McCulloch 01224 317317 £2.50

Free transport available. Needs to be booked in advance.

Meetings

Older Peoples’ Consultation

and Monitoring Group

Froghall Community Centre Powis Place

Second Tuesday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm

Tel: Gordon Edgar 01224 538055 gedgar@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Scottish Women’s Rural

Institutes

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Meets 7pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Tel: 01224 249075 or 01224 571131 Topical talks and competitions e.g. jam making, pyjama cases and home bakes etc. New members and visitors welcome.

Social meetings for

NHS retirees

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Foresterhill Road

Second Monday of each month 1.30pm-3.30pm term times

Tel: Branch Secretary 01224 744044 £12 annual subscription

Must contact branch secretary at number above. Also have three lunches each year and two bus outings in June &

September.

Mobile phone

classes

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee Thursdays 12.30pm-1.30pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Learn how to call and send text messages on your phone.

Music

Jazz vocal workshops

Aberdeen Arts Centre King Street

Mondays 2pm-3pm Tel: 01224 712024

jimaddison_2000@yahoo.com 'You can sing but can you swing' Learn how to swing a song with a professional vocalist.

Six week course. One hour per week. Course includes ear training, rhythm, phrasing, song structure and performance technique. Good for confidence building and great fun.

Vocal Moves

Rosemount Community Centre Rosemount Place

Tuesdays term time 1pm-3pm Tel: Fred Gibb 01224 486665 frehsee16@talktalk.net £2

Vocal Moves started as a small one off singing group at Seniors Week in 2004 with 15 members. There are now 45 members. Dorothy Marshall organises and conducts with Jimmy Reith playing piano and arrangements. Most singers do not read music but people who do read are welcome. While the intention of the group is to sing, it is also a gathering for like-minded people. We rehearse for around 40 weeks in the year and perform on request at events.

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Outdoor activities

programme

Get ‘Out and About’ and try

something new and exciting!

From gentle forest walks to bouncing down the rapids white water rafting, there are activities for a wide range of abilities and fitness levels. ‘50+ Out and About’ is an annual programme of outdoor activities specifically tailored for people aged 50+. The programme is supported by The Common Good Fund and is now in its 13th year. It continues to develop as one of the city’s most popular events programmes. The activities are provided by adventure aberdeen (Aberdeen City Council’s Outdoor Education Service). The friendly and professional staff will introduce and support you through a range of adventurous activities such as: canoeing; forest walks; navigation workshops; hillwalking; sea kayaking; white-water rafting; gorge walking; rock climbing; coasteering; kayaking and sailing.

adventure aberdeen also provides all of these activities and more for private individuals and groups, our activities make the perfect gift, family day out or corporate event.

Request an ‘Out and About’ brochure, application form or make a general enquiry by phoning adventure aberdeen on 01224 346191 or visit www.aberdeen city.gov.uk/adventureaberdeen

Photography

Inchgarth Community Centre

Aboyne Place, Garthdee Mondays 6.30pm-8.30pm Wednesdays 10am-12noon or 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 325191 inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Social clubs

Monday Fellowship

Ferryhill Parish Church Fonthill Road

Mondays 2.15pm-3.45pm October to May

Tel: 01224 213093

www.ferryhillparishchurch.org.uk

£1 membership and £1 each meeting for refreshments.

Illustrated talks, musical presentations and other social activities.

Friday Social Club

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Fridays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 325191

inchgarthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Different entertainment each week.

Friendship Club

Peterculter Parish Church North Deeside Road

Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm fortnightly Tel: 01224 735845 secretary@culterkirk.co.uk www.culterkirk.co.uk £1.50

Friendship Group

Loirston Primary School community lounge Loirston Avenue

Tuesdays 1.30pm (term times) Tel: 01224 878482

loirstoncec@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Good Companions Meeting

Methodist Church Seaview Road, Findochty Wednesdays 2pm

Tel: Nancy Gardiner 01542 833415 Free

Wednesday Social Club

Ferryhill Parish Church Fonthill Road

Wednesdays 1.45pm-3pm October to April

Tel: 01224 213093

www.ferryhillparishchurch.org.uk Small charge for refreshments. Includes indoor bowling.

Women’s Circle

Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street

Every second Tuesday of the month 2.15pm-4pm

Tel: 01224 896798 altenscc@tiscali.co.uk £1 members £2 non-members

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Speaking

Aberdeen Speakers Club

St Marks Church Rosemount Viaduct

Every second Thursday 6.30pm Tel: 07894 342576

laird382@btinternet.com

There are many ways to learn to speak in public. Anyone can do it! The Aberdeen Speakers Club way is based on friendly support and encouragement.

Our members are young and old, at work, at home or retired, want to learn for business, for a particular social occasion, for an interview, for their other interests or to feel better and more confident about themselves. Many of our members continue to come year after year just for the enjoyment!

Sports

Aberdeen

Snowsports Centre

Garthdee Road Tel: 01224 810215 garthdeesports@btconnect.com www.skiaberdeen.com

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and sports pitches. Various times – see website or phone for details. 50+ age group get 50% discount on open practice sessions, adult intermediate and advanced club coached sessions and block lessons.

Swimming

Bridge of Don Swimming Pool Braehead Way

Wednesdays 3pm-4pm Tel: 01224 701136

£3.35 or free with Access to Leisure Card

Linksfield Swimming Pool

King Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Tel: 01224 495991

£3.35 or free with Access to Leisure Card

Tullos Swimming Pool

Girdleness Road Wednesday 1.45pm-3pm Tel: 01224 249963

tullospool@aberdeencity.gov.uk £3.35 or free to Access to Leisure Card Tullos Swimming Pool is currently closed for essential maintenance and is due to re-open in summer 2010.

Tennis

Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Place, Garthdee Tennis courts vailable anytime, seven days a week

Tel 01224 325191 incharthcc1@btinternet.com www.inchgarth.org

Lunchtime Tennis

Westburn Tennis Centre Westburn Park

Mondays and Wednesdays 12 noon-1.30pm

Tel: 01224 625337

westburntenniscentre@aberdeencity.gov.uk £6 or £3.15 with Access to Leisure card Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, this is a pay and play class open to all age groups. Vikki Paterson, LTA coach is on hand to offer advice and assistance. It is advisable to phone and book a place three days in advance.

Westburn Masters Tennis

Westburn Tennis Centre Westburn Park

Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm Tel: 01224 625337

westburntenniscentre@aberdeencity.gov.uk £8.05 or £4.05 with Access to Leisure card. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. This class is supervised by Jimmy Wood, LTA coach, who is on hand to offer advice and assistance. It is advisable to phone and book a place three days in advance.

Veteran /

ex-service

organisations

ATS (Auxillary Territorial

Service) and WRAC

(Women's Royal Army Corp)

St Mary’s Church Hall Huntly Street

First Monday of the month except January and May 10am-11am Tel: 01224 596520

£1.50

We meet to chat and keep in touch with each other. We have two outings a year in May and December. We are a registered charity.

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Italy Star Association

North of Scotland Branch

Turriff Royal British Legion

Monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month (excluding July and August) at 2.30pm at the Turriff Royal British Legion.

Tel: Secretary 01224 632516 ianmleslie@btinternet.com

£6.50 full annual membership £1.50 associate membership

Full membership to all those that served during the Italian campaign 1943-45 and all associated members welcomed.

Royal Air Forces Association

Aberdeen Branch

(Ex services association)

Tel: Mr Duncan 01224 896142 robertduncan90@talktalk.net Association membership is £17

Activities are arranged from time to time.

The Royal Air Forces

Association Branch

and Branch Club

20 Love Lane, Fraserburgh Tel: 01346 513492

Licensed club, open every day except Wednesdays.

Steward/ess on duty daily from 11.30am. Visiting parties can be accommodated. Large dance hall area plus games room.

Royal Army Service Corps

and Royal Corps of Transport

Association Aberdeen

Branch (RASC/RCT)

RUA Social Club, West Craibstone Street, Aberdeen

Every second Thursday of every second month.

Tel: Secretary 01224 878664 We are an organisation made up of ex serving solidiers from Aberdeen and the local areas which served in the days of Ruby Lane, Fonthill and Gordon Barracks since the 1960s until the 1990s with 212 (H) Ambulance Squadron and 153 (H) Regiment (V). Our age group ranges from 50 to 80.

Royal Navy Association

Aberdeen Universities’ Royal Naval Unit

Gordon Barracks, Bridge of Don Tuesdays 7pm

Tel: 01224 822663 aurnu@abdn.ac.uk

Weekly meeting of the Royal Naval Association takes place weekly in the mess of the Aberdeen Universities' Royal Naval Unit. There is no charge for this by the Royal Navy.

Scottish War Blinded

PO Box 500, Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 229 1456 www.royalblind.org Services for the blind.

SSAFA Forces Help

Gordon Barracks Ellon Road, Bridge of Don Tel: 01224 708612 aberdeen@ssafa.org.uk Charitable support for ex-service personnel and their families.

War Widows and Friends

Association of Great Britain

The Queens Hotel Perth Road, Dundee

The group for Aberdeen, Dundee, Northeast Fife and Tayside meets 11.30 am on the first Tuesday of the month from March to December

Tel: Margherite Doyle, Regional Organiser 013334 654093

margherite.doyle@homecall.co.uk

Womens’ Section,

Royal British Legion

Scotland

26 Market Square, Stonehaven Thursdays 7.30pm-10pm Tel: 01569 764380 £3 annual subscription

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Walking

Airyhall Community Centre

Countesswells Road Mondays 9.30am Tel: 01224 780734 davidfenlon@talktalk.net £3

Gentle walks of five to eight miles on average.

Beacon Community Centre

Kepplehills Road Bucksburn

Alternate Fridays 9.30am-4pm Tel: 01224 699856

sheilabrett@hotmail.com

Cornhill Community Centre

Cornhill Drive

Thursdays (fortnightly) 9.30am-4pm Tel: Elma Cruickshank 01224 483169 or the community centre on 01224 493302 aferries@aberdeencity.gov.uk

£1-£3 depending on transport required General low level walking four to seven miles approximately.

Dyce TFG

Walks fortnightly on Thursdays or Fridays

Tel: 01224 722396 £3-4 per walk

Currently a waiting list.

Henry E Rae

Community Centre

Manor Avenue Wednesdays 9.30am-3.30pm Tel: 01224 662792 £3

Kaimhill Strollers

Airyhall Community Centre Countesswells Road

Thursdays from 10am Tel: 01224 216775

dorismstrachan@googlemail.com £3

Varied programme of walks from three to eight miles. Use of mini-bus.

Kincorth Community Centre

Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth Thursdays – variable times Tel: 01224 872851 £2

Mastrekkers

Mastrick Community Centre Greenfern Road

Thursdays (fortnightly) 9.30am Tel: 012224 788288

£3

Mastrick Amblers

Mastrick Community Centre Greenfern Road

Mondays (fortnightly) 9.30am Tel: Helen Barbier 01224 209960 £4 for mini-bus

Walks are easy walks of four to five miles.

Mastrick / Summerhill

Ramblers

Summerhill Outdoor Centre Lang Stracht

Every second Wednesday 9am Tel: 01224 690719

£3 for mini bus

Ruthrieston Ramblers 1

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Thursdays 9am Tel: 01224 572211 More demanding walks.

Ruthrieston Ramblers 2

Ruthrieston Community Centre Holburn Street

Thursdays (fortnightly) 9.30am Tel: 01224 586433

wilma.nicol@talktalk.net Low level walks up to six miles.

Rambling

Beacon Community Centre (meeting point)

Every second Wednesday 9.30am-4pm Tel: Mrs K Torpey 01224 723530 £1.30 per person for the bus Walks average seven to eight miles. Shorter in the winter. No hills.

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Strollers

Airyhall Primary School Countesswells Road Tuesdays 9.30am-4pm Tel: 01224 498040 £3

New members welcome. Walks up to six miles. Transport provided.

Treasure Trails

self-guided walks

At various venues throughout Aberdeen City and Shire At participants own time and pace Time: daylight hours!

Tel: 07502 125523 scotne@treasuretrails.co.uk £5 per small group

Treasure Trails write murder mystery, treasure hunt and spy mission trails which get people outside, exploring their local area and having fun.

The trails follow a fairly short route so the whole family and friends can join in and get some exercise, whilst learning about the most beautiful and interesting places in their area.

Trails are available via website www.treasuretrails.co.uk

Two Treasure Trails have been designed for Aberdeen’s 50+ Festival 2010. There are two trails one walking in and around the city and one adapted for less able and wheelchair users.

Treasure Trails can be purchased from the 13th September at the specially discounted price of £3.00 from The Point, information office in Broad Street, Aberdeen.

Please note – Festival Trails will not be available until 13th September.

Trek-a-boot

Summerhill Community Centre Stronsay Drive

Tuesdays 9.30am

Tel: Raymond White 01224 209960 £4 for mini-bus

Walks are usually between six to seven miles.

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50+ Festival

Aberdeen’s 50+ Festival –

13 September to 6 October 2010

The Launch of Aberdeen’s 50+ Festival will be held on the 25th August at the Beach Ballroom from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets £6.00 – available from Aberdeen Box Office. (Tea and cupcake included). You can pick up your copy of the festival brochure at the Launch.

The festival will launch with a 50+ Fashion Show using 33 local people with an age span of 50 to 82 years old. Special guest star Peter Morrison – ‘Scotland’s Ambassador of Song’ will perform his version of Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Neil Diamond. New booking system for Festival 2010 – Most events this year will be ticketed/ booked through Aberdeen Box Office. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to receive any of the 50+ publications please fill in and return this form to: Alice Brooks, Events Officer, City Events, 2nd Floor, St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1GY

50+ Outdoor Activities Programme 50+ Directory

Aberdeen’s 50+ Festival

Please tell us where you heard of Aberdeen’s 50+ Directory?

Name:

Address:

Post code:

Tel:

Brochures will be available by post or from The Point in Broad Street, Aberdeen.

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Events to

look out for

during the

Festival –

Antiques evaluation Day

Chocolate making workshops by ‘Cocoa Ooze’

at Aberdeen Hilton Treetops

Dolphin Watch

Entertainment at Bon Accord and Union Square

Shopping Centres

How to Write a Thriller

International Concert at Cowdray Hall with the

Vocal Zones Quartet and Multi Ethnic Aberdeen

Introduction to Playwriting

Jerry Harmon Appalachian guitarist (Grammy

nominee) will be performing at the following

venues:

4th October The Lemon Tree

5th October Molly’s Bistro and Carmelite Hotel

Laughter Workshops

Puppet making for adults

Free reflexology sessions

Dinner Dance at the Aberdeen Hilton Treetops

Hotel with Roberto Enzo Venetian singer/musician

Sports Village tour with activities for over 50’s

Talks at the Town House_ two days of interesting

talks from Rheumatology to Psychology

World War II Bus Tour accompanied by a Home

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50+ Directory of useful contacts

Aberdeen Care and Repair

Waverley Place, Aberdeen Tel: 01224 251133

gencareandrepair@castlehillha.co.uk Aberdeen Care and Repair is a voluntary organisation providing free advice and assistance with repairs/improvements and adaptations to the home. Our services are offered to older people, people with disabilities, or long term health problems.

We can assist with various types of repairs and improvements such as: • Roof repairs/down pipes/gutters • Disabled adaptations

• Replacement heating • Windows/doors

A small repairs service is available. The project employs four tradesmen who will carry out plumbing, electrical and joinery work at a fixed charge. www.aberdeencareandrepair.co.uk

Aberdeen City Golf

Season Passes

Golf season passes are available for use on all of Aberdeen City golf courses. £188.80 full adult Access to Leisure Card. £151.30 weekday adult Access to Leisure Card. £8 insurance.

Golf passes can be paid for in full or the cost can be spread over 12 months by direct debit.

Applications can only be made in person with a passport sized photograph at Aberdeen Box Office, the Beach Leisure Centre or Sheddocksley Sports Centre.

Aberdeen Older People’s

Sign Posting Project

Information and referral service for the 50+ Working with older people in your community in Aberdeen City.

The Sign Poster Project works with the 50 plus age group within your community in Aberdeen City to encourage them to take benefits and other services that can improve their health and well being, for example:

• Help with benefits, pensions & pension credit, housing or council tax, help with complete the applications forms; • Debt management and low costs

loans;

• Saving money, low cost foods and saving options;

• Getting back to work, if you’re looking for work there are range of organisations in the community to help;

• In the home, insulation, fuel meters, fuel suppliers, repairs, improvements and central heating;

• Plus a whole lot of other services The service is free, confidential and we refer people through the Cash in Pocket Partnership. Working with older people in your community.

We are in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Cash in your Pocket Partnership, Age Scotland and Voluntary Services Aberdeen.

For further information and volunteering opportunities in your community, please contact Dennis Moore, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Aberdeen’s Older People Sign Posting Project, VSA

38 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5YU Tel 01224 358636 Office hours Tuesday-Thursday 10-2pm or by emailing

dennis.moore@vsa.org.uk

Ace Club

Become a member of the ACE Club and use any of Aberdeen City Council's sports facilities, including: • Fitness studio • Health suite • Fitness classes • Swimming pools • Climbing wall

• Access to six day priority booking Access to Leisure membership Monthly: £23.20 per month or £16.20 (off-peak) by direct debit.

Annually £258.80 or £181.55 (off-peak) You can buy an ACE pass at all of our sports centres, swimming pools and the Beach Leisure Centre or contact the membership advisor by phoning 01224 814771 or by emailing

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