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The Living Well Project was set up in 2010, with the aim of supporting isolated and vulnerable people in the community of North Aberdeen.

We offer a Befriending Service where volunteers are matched on a one-to-one basis, with an older person. We also run the Living Well Cafés which provide social support for those affected by memory loss and dementia, their families and carers.

Befriending beats loneliness

What is Befriending?

Befriending is a supported friendship between two people: a trained Volunteer and a Friend (Befriendee). Befriending is offered to alleviate feelings of isolation (social or geographic) and loneliness resulting from a lack of opportunity to meet people for social contact, to make friends, or have someone to talk to for whatever reason.

Our Cafés

The Living Well Cafés offer a safe and friendly space to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers and families. We currently have four cafés around the city which run on alternate Tuesdays at Newhills and Oldmachar Churches, and on alternate Thursdays at Ferryhill Parish Church and High Church Hilton from 1 pm to 3 pm.