Wellbeing and Leisure

Wellbeing, how is yours? It is important to look after your wellbeing and a Wellbeing Review may be useful, this is a chance to think about your physical, mental and social wellbeing and get advice and information on how to make improvements to your wellbeing, these are offered by East Dunbartonshire Wellbeing Network.

You will probably want to keep up your own social activities and may even want to try new ones, here are some suggestions:

East Dunbartonshire Assets Map here you will find a range of community assets (resources, places, activities and businesses) that have been identified by members of your community as useful for their wellbeing.

Lunch Clubs, OPAL, (Information and Advice for Adults in East Dunbartonshire) will have up to date information on what is available in your area.  Contact 0141 438 2347

EDICT – East Dunbartonshire Initiative for Creative & Social Care, you can self refer for art sessions designed and delivered by a qualified art therapist for early stage dementia. Access the therapeutic art service by completing the online Referral Form or contacting 0141 578 0251

Healthy Walks Walking groups have been established to create a supportive environment for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active. Walking is described as the perfect exercise by health professionals and has many benefits. Walking requires no special equipment or expense and is the ideal way for most people to become more active. Contact 0141 956 6586.

University of Third Age is a self-help organisation for people who are no longer in full time employment or who no longer have parental responsibilities, providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. Groups in East Dunbartonshire are Lenzie and Bearsden & Milngavie.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust (EDLC) 

Music Groups “Mind That Song” these groups use singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating environment, the groups are in Bearsden and Kirkintilloch. Contact 0141 946 0966.

Dementia Friends Scotland  Anybody can become a Scottish Dementia Friend. It is about understanding more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.