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Free fitness advice on offer for older folk this week
A free event aimed at keeping older people healthier and fitter for longer will go ahead at the Town House on Thursday [03 October].
Aberdeen City Council social care and wellbeing staff will be joined by specialists from NHS Grampian and the voluntary sector to run the event in the Town and County Hall from 10am3pm.
The drop-in is aimed at people aged over 60 who are relatively fit and who want advice on how to stay that way.
Staff will be available to chat to and to offer information on organisations which could offer further health and fitness information. People attending the event will also be able to take part in simple and practical health tests, which could help them change their lifestyle to stay fit and well in the future.
The "Prevention" event will focus on:
keeping eyes, feet and mind healthy;
ways in which technology can keep people independent;
suitable exercise classes, social activities and events;
health MOTs and functional tests.
City Council principal planning officer for older people Julie Somers said: "This will be a really practical event which will allow people to take simple tests on, for example, their blood pressure, balance or strength. This could give them very useful information on areas of their health which they might want to think about working on in order to maintain an independent life. If people catch potential problems early it can make so much difference to their future health."