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Older folk offered chance to step into great outdoors
Aberdeen City Council is giving care home residents and community groups of older people the chance to get out and about in the garden.
The Social Care and Wellbeing service is offering free help with spring bulb-planting and general spruce-ups in the green spaces around their buildings as part of the Great Outdoors Project for older citizens.
Principal planning officer for older people Julie Somers said: "Research shows that older citizens benefit physically and mentally from spending time outdoors because physical activity promotes strength, co-ordination and balance. Staying active can help older people sustain an independent lifestyle for longer.
"We want to make it easy for older people to get outside and get busy in the garden areas around their care settings by offering a helping hand. This is a free service being offered by the City Council but it's a first-come, first-served opportunity so anyone interested should grab it quickly."
Anyone interested in taking up the offer of help or wanting more information can contact Julie on (01224) 523122, email JSomers@aberdeencity.gov.uk by 31 October.