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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE?

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A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Stonehaven on Thursday 6 October 2016. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis.

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date:

Thursday 6 October 2016

Time:

9.30am to 4.30pm

Registration from 9.15am onwards

Venue:        

McRobert Pavilion

Mineralwell Park

Stonehaven

AB39 2RD

 

Cost:     

FREE including resource materials

(packed lunch required)

For booking and more information please contact:

Brenda Johns, Clerical Officer, NHS Grampian

Email: nhsg.publichealth@nhs.net

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE?

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pathys-for-all

A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Stonehaven on Thursday 6 October 2016. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis.

 

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Registration from 9.15am onwards

Venue:         McRobert Pavilion

Mineralwell Park

Stonehaven

AB39 2RD

 

Cost:      FREE including resource materials

(packed lunch required)

 

For booking and more information please contact:

Brenda Johns, Clerical Officer, NHS Grampian

Email: nhsg.publichealth@nhs.net

Paths for All Spring Step Count Challenge

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The aim is simple; to get people to walk more and feel the difference.
Whether it’s by walking to work, going for a lunchtime stroll or simply using the stairs rather than the
lift, the challenge is for people to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
How does the challenge work?
You enter as a team of 5 people. You’ll get a user account where you can record your daily
steps, share comments with your team and track your team’s progress on leaderboards.
Pedometers can be provided for your team so you can count your steps, or you can use
your own pedometer, favourite app or gadget. Goals are set to provide your team with
motivation and challenges to keep you walking.
Nominate a team captain, choose a team name and register at: www.stepcount.org.uk.
You can enter an individual team or you can enter multiple teams from your workplace.
The challenge starts on 18th April 2016 and lasts for eight weeks.
Entry to the challenge costs £5 per person and they can provide participants with a pedometer for
£5 (RRP£14.99), alternatively you can use your own pedometer or app

Discover North Kincardine Weekend

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Project Launch Event – Wednesday 20th January 2016

Come along to this drop in event which will allow you to see an overview of the 5 trails being developed within North Kincardine, meet Anne Murray the artist in residence and members of the North Kincardine Public Arts Group and partners involved.

Find out more about the events over the weekend, the proposed routes, the mapping project, public art planned for this year, get involved and have your say. Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting New Explore North Kincardine Project!

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Free public information evening for exciting new Explore North Kincardine Project on 20th January 2016, 4-6pm at Portlethen Academy, Community Learning and Development Centre, Portlethen.

Tea, Coffee and treats will be on offer and you get the chance to sign up for walk-shops, workshops, trails and talks during the weekend of 22nd – 24th January 2016! Read the rest of this entry »

We Walk To Feel Fitter!

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Whatever it is that you really want to do – get fitter, meet new people or just feel better today – walking is the easy way to a happier, healthy you! Stop wanting, start walking with us.

Our free health walks are short, low level walks with a friendly, trained leader to show you the way.

 

Portlethen Health Walk pathys for all

Location: Jubilee Hall
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 10am
Get in touch for more info
Call: Chris Wright
Tel: 07810852817

Everyone’s welcome!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE?

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A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Portlethen on Thursday 3 September 2015. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis.

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date: Thursday 3 September 2015
Time: 9.30am to 3.45pm

Registration from 9.15am onwards

Venue:         Jubilee Hall

Cookston Road

Portlethen

AB12 4PT

 

Cost:      FREE including resource materials

(Lunch provided)

For booking and more information please contact:

Shiona Watson, Administrator, NHS Grampian

Tel: 01569 792053

Email: shiona.watson@nhs.net

Luthermuir Walking (and Cup of Tea) Group

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”.          Helen Keller

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At present Luthermuir Walking Club number eight ladies – having recently and sadly lost their only gentleman member.  Read our guest blog from Jill Fairweather, a group member, and hear so clearly in her words the benefits of their coming together. Read the rest of this entry »

Burnside Care Home Residents Took On the Race for Life and Won!

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Would you like to be still walking 5Ks in your older years? May and Alice, residents at Burnside Care Home, did and loved it!

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The Race For Life was held on the 22nd of June this year in Aberdeen.  Emma Steel at Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk wrote this blog post about it to let us know how two of their residents took part. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Out & About with Your Local Ranger

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Have You Met Your Local Ranger?  In K&M, your Ranger is Helen Young.  Read on to find out how Helen could help you or your group get out and about.

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The Aberdeenshire Rangers are tasked with raising awareness and encouraging care for our natural and cultural heritage.  To do this, we work with schools and community groups on natural and cultural projects and run various events that families and individual can join in. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking is Man’s Best Medicine

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“Walking is Man’s best medicine” Hippocrates Greek Physician (460 BC – 377 BC)

Guest blog by Fiona Murray, Public Health Coordinator for Kincardine & Mearns, NHS Grampian

When we ask ourselves what makes the biggest difference to our health there are a range of responses that come to mind Read the rest of this entry »