Residents from two of Aberdeen’s sheltered housing complexes will soon take part in an exciting new pilot project which aims to keep them as active and flexible as possible from the comfort of their own home.
On the 3rd May we will be introducing them to our ‘staying active and moving more’ initiative which is a collaborative effort involving Bon Accord Care’s Catriona Binns and Dawn Walker working closely with Darren Smith (ACHSCP) & Andrinne Craig (Sport Aberdeen), representatives from Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership initiative - Stay Well Stay Connected.
Catriona (pictured) and Dawn recently met with Sport Aberdeen’s Jon Lurie(pictured) to pick up the specially developed packs. Each pack contains image cards of exercises which can be safely carried out within a resident’s home along with some basic equipment for them to use such as a Theraband.
The project will run for 12 weeks with feedback collected after this. If the opinion is positive and the project considered a success, we will be making this a permanent initiative across all of our sites.
Darren Smith, Wellbeing Coordinator for Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, commented “The recent lockdowns have seriously de-conditioned our citizens, especially older adults. These Physical Activity packs were specifically designed to redress this de-conditioning & were a result of a creative, collaborative partnership with BAC, Sport Aberdeen & the ACHSC Partnership’s prevention initiative, Stay Well Stay Connected.”
Dawn Walker, a reablement facilitator with Bon Accord Care added, “This is a really exciting project for Bon Accord Care to be involved with. Both Catriona and I are delighted to have the opportunity to become involved with this initiative in an effort to reverse the physical decline and deconditioning that has occurred within our service users during lockdown. We look forward to seeing the positive results and the effect on our service users physical and mental wellbeing.