Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network

Older people can often become isolated and excluded in communities. In South Aberdeenshire, Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network have developed a series of activities and services for older people to ensure they can remain engaged with local people and local services. 

Our grant of £9,000 assisted with the Independent Living Project which helped almost 60 older people benefit from the Shopping Service, Transport Service and Handyperson Scheme. With the support of 30 volunteers, the project is reducing social isolation, improving the diet and fitness of older people and enabling older people to live longer in their own homes.