Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2017

Date of publication

1st December 2017

ABERNETHY KEEP FIT CLUB

Community residents from Abernethy and District met recently with Margaret Weir from Perth & Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative at one of the monthly Open Doors Coffee and Chat sessions held at Kirk of St Bride Session Hall.

Healthy Communities Collaborative is based at Perth Royal Infirmary, Moncrieffe Ward, and links in with local communities to take forward opportunities that support healthy ageing.

Everyone present expressed an interest in trying a gentle exercise group that would offer an opportunity to take part in an activity that supports local people with staying younger for longer and Abernethy Keep Active Club was borne!

Three local residents, Evelyn Scobie, Patricia Miller and Ann Sangster are organising a series of 4 free gentle exercise taster sessions to take place at Kirk of St Bride with the Church kindly agreeing the use of the Session Hall to support the venture.

The sessions are planned for the second and fourth Mondays of September and October 2013, to alternate with the Open Doors Coffee and Chat sessions. James Knight, a fully qualified training instructor with experience of leading gentle exercise physical activity classes has offered to lead the taster sessions.

We are keen that people from Abernethy & District that are interested in taking part, have an opportunity to do so. If someone has difficulty with transport we would ask they contact us, as we may be able to help.

Information posters will be placed on local notice boards nearer the time.

Dates for the sessions are: 9th and 23rd Sept and 14th and 28th October

Time: 12.00- 13.30pm.

People are invited to come along for 12 noon for light refreshments and a chat before the sessions start at 12.30. Participants should wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Following the free taster sessions we will look at how the local community in Abernethy & District can support further sessions on a longer term basis.

For more information on the Abernethy Keep Active Club free taster sessions please contact:

Evelyn Scobie:
01738 850496 or mobile 07719240294

Patricia Millar:
01738 850879 or mobile 07849 152693

Margaret Weir at Healthy Communities Collaborative:  01738 473718

DECEMBER 2013 REPORT

Abernethy Keep Active Club is happy to announce the community have been very supportive of the four free taster sessions organised by community resi- dents Evelyn Scobie and Pat Miller. The gentle exer- cise group supported by Healthy Communities Collaborative Project Worker Margaret Weir, and led by fully qualified activity instructor James Knight, has been very well attended and we would like to offer our thanks to the local community as it is your sup- port that has made this a success!
Local residents from Abernethy and District recently offered feedback on the activity and the response showed a positive desire to continue the group on a weekly basis at Kirk of St Bride session hall!
There will be a small cost introduced to future ses- sions to meet the instructor and hall fees.
Future sessions will be going ahead on a weekly basis from:

Monday 4th November

12.30-1.30 pm
Cost per session: £3.00

The exercises run from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m; doors will be open from 12 noon. Refreshments will be availa- ble for people who wish them, with a separate dona- tion requested to cover costs.
Participants should wear suitable clothing and foot- wear.

We are keen that people from Abernethy & District who are interested in taking part, have an opportuni- ty to do so. If someone has difficulty with transport we would ask they contact us, as we may be able to help.

The club welcomes new people so please come along and join in the fun!

For more information on the Abernethy Keep Active Club please contact:

Evelyn Scobie: 01738 850496 or mobile 07719240294

Patricia Miller: 01738 850879 or mobile 07849 152693

Margaret Weir at Healthy Communities Collabora- tive: 01738 473718

Abernethy Keep Active Club is supported by Perth & Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative joint partners with NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council.


MARCH 2014 REPORT

Abernethy Keep Active Club sessions are now held on a weekly basis on Mondays from 12.30 - 1.30 pm

There is a small cost weekly to meet the instructor and hall fees. Cost per session: £3.00

The exercises run from 12.30 to 1.30 pm; doors will be open from 12 noon. Refreshments will be available fopeople who wish them, with a separate donation requested to cover costs.

The club is organised by community residents Evelyn Scobie and Pat Miller and led by fully qualified activity instructor James Knight. It has been very well attended and we would like to offer our thanks to the local community as it is your support that has made this a success!

Participants should wear suitable clothing and footwear. We are keen that people from Abernethy & District who are interested in taking part, have an opportunity to do so. If someone has difficulty with transport we would ask they contact us, as we may be able to help.

The club welcomes new people so please come along and join in the fun!

For more information on the Abernethy Keep Active Club please contact: Evelyn Scobie: 01738 850496 or mobile 07719240294 Patricia Miller: 01738 850879 or mobile 07849 152693 Lynne Crow at Healthy Communities Collaborative: 01738 473718

Abernethy Keep Active Club is supported by Perth & Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative joint partners with NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council.