Range of activities for older residents keeps on growing

Gentle exercise classes are held weekly in Chirnside Community Centre on Wednesday mornings from 11am-12noon
Gentle exercise classes are held weekly in Chirnside Community Centre on Wednesday mornings from 11am-12noon

A range of new activities for older residents are being rolled out across Berwickshire, including a soup club, and a new men’s shed group.

Scottish Borders Council’s community capacity building team is focusing on communities across Berwickshire to see what type of activities people would like.

“I am aware just how successful and well attended these types of classes are elsewhere in the region and am pleased that Berwickshire residents are being given the chance to experience the health and wellbeing benefits that these sessions can bring,” said Councillor Frances Renton.

Activities include: gentle exercise classes at Chirnside Community Centre, Wednesdays, 11am-12 noon and Leitholm Village Hall, Mondays, 11am–12 noon; Eyemouth over 50s can find out about technology at the TEDDA Centre on Wednesdays from 2pm; Greenlaw has a new soup club in Fairbairn Hall from October 7; and Coldstream has walking football every Wednesday, 7-8pm in Home Park and a new Men’s Shed at 40 High Street.

Call 01835 825080 or go to: CommunityCapacity@scotborders.gov.uk