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Ageing Well

Ageing Well is a free membership offered to participants after completing 4 weeks of any of the activities in the Ageing Well programme in Midlothian.

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What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to improve your mental health and well-being by keeping active.
  • Regular contact with updated information on special events and programme changes as well as an opportunity to assist in planning new activities to further expand our Ageing Well programme.
  • Options to train as an Ageing well volunteer and encourage others to stay active.
  • Save £5 on joining Active Golden 65+ tonezone membership.
  • Discounts and special offers available from various businesses.
  • Meeting other people with similar interests.

Can I join in any of the activities?

If you are 50 or over you can attend any of the classes/walking groups advertised as part of the Ageing Well project but you are advised to book onto some of the classes which have limited spaces.

All walks are free and everyone is welcome. Most classes charge a fee of £1 on entry unless other wise stated.

Suitable footwear and clothing are required to be worn when participating in activities.

Remember you are the best person to monitor your own physical condition throughout any exercise programme and should any unusual symptoms occur you should immediately stop what you are doing and inform the fitness instructor or trained volunteer of the nature of the symptoms experienced. You may be advised to stop exercising and consult with your doctor before continuing on the ageing well programme.

Ageing Well offer a range of activities such as


Health Walks for the 50+ all health walks are Free

walking (the walks have been devised specifically for older people and are suitable for the beginner)

  • Gorebridge Tuesdays 13:00 Gorebridge Leisure Centre
  • Dalkeith Tuesdays 13:30 St Nicholas Church, Dalkeith
  • Loanhead Wednesdays 18:30 Loanhead Leisure Centre
  • Penicuik Fridays 09:45 St Mungo's Church Hall
  • Rosewell Fridays 13:30 Rosewell Parish Church Hall
  • Bonnyrigg Sundays 14:00 outside Ladbrokes, Polton Street

50+ Keep fit classes cost £2:

  • Wednesdays 10:30 - 11.30 at Lasswade Centre
  • Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 at Gorebridge Leisure Centre
  • Fridays 11:45 - 12:30 at Mayfield Leisure Centre

Ageing Well in Water:

  • Thursdays 13:00-14:00 at Newbattle Swimming Pool, Newtongrange

Beginners Yoga £2 in Midlothian Leisue Centres £3 everywhere else:

  • Mondays 09:30-10:45 at Glencorse Centre, Auchendinny
  • Mondays 11:00-1215 at Glencorse Centre, Auchendinny
  • Tuesdays 18:00-19:00 at Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Wednesdays 18:00-19:15 at Penicuik Town Hall
  • Fridays 10:15-11:30 at Gorebridge Leisure Centre
  • Fridays 14:15-15:30 at Newtongrange Leisure Centre

Dance and Sing for the Health of it Individual prices:

Dance classes:

  • Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 Salsa, slow jive and Le-Roc Loanhead Miners' Club £3
  • Mondays 12:00 - 13:00 Line Dancing Penicuik Town Hall £1
  • Mondays 16:30 - 17:30 Line Dancing St Nicholas Church Hall £1
  • Tuesdays 12:15 - 13:15 Line Dancing Loanhead Leisure Centre Centre Prices
  • Thursdays 10:30 - 12:00 Ballroom Dancing Dalkeith Masonic Hall £3

Singing Group: Can't help singing

  • Thursdays 15:00 - 16:30 at Mayfield Leisure Centre Entry fee: £1

New Age Curling:

  • Tuesdays 10:30 - 12:30 Shottstown Miners Club, Penicuik £2
  • Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 Dalkeith Welfare Hall £1
  • Mondays 10:30 - 12:00 Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg £2
  • Thursdays 14:30 - 16:00 Gorebridge Leisure Centre £2

Pilates Classes Entry Fee between £2 and £4:

  • Mondays 12:00-13:00 at Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Mondays 13:00-14:00 at Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 at Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik
  • Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 at Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik
  • Fridays 13:00-14:15 at Newtongrange Leisure Centre

Seated Exercise silhoutteSeated exercise/pilates/yoga Entry Fee £2

Suitable if you have limited mobility or long term health conditions.

  • Mondays 11:00-12:00 at Mayfield Leisure Centre, Mayfield
  • Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 at Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Thursdays 13:00-14:00 at Gorebridge Leisure Centre, Gorebridge
  • Fridays 12:00-13:00 at Newtongrange Leisure Centre, Newtongrange

Tai Chi/Chi gong, Entry Fee £3 or £3.50

  • Mondays 09:30 - 11:00. St Nicholas Buccleuch Church Hall, Dalkeith (advanced class)
  • Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30. Pitcairn Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Wednesdays 09:50 - 11:05. Loanhead Miners Club
  • Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:00. Kings Park Pavilion, Dalkeith

Walking Football

  • Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00 at Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead
  • Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 at Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik

Walking Gardeners

  • Mondays at 10:30 - Midlothian Community Hospital meet in the community garden opposite the hospital main entrance

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