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******NEW YEAR  NEW YOU  - THURSDAY  17th  JANUARY*********

Here is a date for your diary [email protected] deeside members. In the Victory Hall in Aboyne on Thursday 17th January between 11-2 we are holding a New Year New You -  taster session event where you will be able to try oout new activities on our themes of Active lifestyle, Third age learning and Creative Arts. We will have specialists in each of these areas on the day. This event is free to members (which includes lunch) but spaces will be limited . You can book by emailing us at [email protected] 

We are asking people to pre book three taster sessions which are Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and E-Bikes (electric Bikes) These particular sessions are for smaller numbers and makes it easier for us to manage on the day. Dont worry there are plenty other taster sessions available including guided walks, feel good creative activities  exercise and movement and more on the day.  All sessions are carried out but specialists in their fields. 

In April we held three focus in Aboyne Ballater and Braemar to find out what you wanted in your area. These were great fun and there was a lot of lively discussion. We asked you several questions including "What are you currently involved in your community? What are the gaps in your community? What are the barriers in  your community? If money was no option what would you like to see? and What would you like to see happen next?" This information  has been collated and will be shared here and with members shortly. Some of it is surprising some of its not! What was very interesting were the common themes between the three communities.

 

 

We were very lucky to have talented local artist Mel Shand with us to capture the essence of the focus groups. Mel spent time with us in Ballater and Braemar and used quotes from all three focus groups to capture the events. The end result is a very vibrant and exciting drawing. Can you spot yourself in it or one of your quotes? If you would like to see the picture in the flesh it will be in Aboyne Library until the 6th July .

 

We are in the process of putting together a discount scheme across the three areas which we hope will allow youngatheartdeeside members discounts and rewards in local businesses and organisations in our area.  Those of you that attended the focus groups and signed up for free membership received a temporary card. New cards are currently being printed and will be with you shortly.

 

We recently had to say thank and good bye to Fiona Robertson Aboyne Network Librarian who retires at the end of the month. Fiona is a very familiar face in our community and has been involved with us since the beginning. But don't worry we are still keeping her in the loop.