Ageing Well - Keep Active in Older Age

Edinburgh Leisure and NHS Lothian's Ageing Well Project offers subsidised city-wide activities that encourage active living and socialisation for older adults.

Our Ageing Well activities are led or supported by trained older adult volunteers and cater to diverse interests and abilities. 

ActivityLocationDay & TimeAdditional Information
Leith Links
*Allotments next to St. Mary’s Primary School

Wednesdays 12.00pm - 2.00pm

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Board Games

Meadowbank Sports Centre CaféWednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pmClick here for information
Buddy SwimmingVarious LocationsMonday - Thursday

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Camera Group
Meadowbank Sports Centre
*(Every 2nd Friday the group is out and about at various locations taking photographs)
Fridays  10.00am - 12.00pm
Click here for our Photo Blog
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Chair-based ExerciseOxgangs Neighbourhood Centre
Fridays 10.45am

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Cycle SkillsLevel 1 - Saughton Sports Complex

Level 2 - Various locations on the Edinburgh cycle path network
Seeking new participants.
This years courses start on Monday 4th March and 15th July 2024.
Get in touch to book your space.
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Newhaven Church Hall
Thursdays   10.00am - 11.00am
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Nordic WalkingVarious Locations
Seeking new participants. Contact us to join a course.Click here for information
SingingChrist Church, MorningsideTuesdays 1.30pm - 3.00pm
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Various locations
Monday – Friday


Mornings and afternoons

Click here to access our walking programme and walking guide

Ageing Well project supports over 400 older adults in Edinburgh to stay active each week. However, it heavily relies on external funding and donations. To help more older adults, you can donate by texting or online. Learn more below: 

Our programme relies on volunteers - older adults who give one or two hours a week to help others stay active. Volunteers feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally, and manage stress better.

In 2018, we won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, this award reflects the positive difference our volunteers make to the lives of our participants.

We offer training and have a range of volunteer opportunities available.

Click here to join our team and keep Edinburgh moving.