Ageing Well - Midlothian Council

Ageing Well aims to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of people over the age of 50 in Midlothian by organising various activities including health walks, pilates, yoga, keep fit, dance, tai chi and aquafit with the aid of volunteers who lead and encourage others to take part in these activities.

Current opportunity

Do you like the outdoors and meeting people? Why not become a walk leader for Ageing Well and assist us by joining a team in your local area and train to lead health walks and help promote physical activity to those over 50 in Midlothian. Ageing Well are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a health promotion programme to their peers. There are currently seven weekly walks in Midlothian and we would like to offer more and introduce different levels of walks too. After a year of lockdown some people are struggling with their fitness levels as well as social isolation and we would like to help by offering a weekly activity that would be suitable for all abilities. There is a short training course on leading walks as well as a training pack on all things Ageing Well. Equipment and any expenses will be paid for and there are other opportunities to learn new things and meet like-minded volunteers who want to make a difference to other people’s lives and have fun and keep fit at the same time. If walking isn’t your thing, we also offer other sessions in various sports and activities as well as running annual events and offering functional fitness and information days throughout Midlothian.