The Living Well Project has, since 2010, provided a befriending service to older people in the North of Aberdeen. The Befriending Service has been on hold over recent times but we are now rebuilding this service and will be looking to accept new referrals and recruit new volunteers during 2023.

Befriending beats loneliness

improve mental health


good health

Dementia Cafés

The Living Well Cafés offer a safe and friendly space to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. We have four cafés across the city which run on alternate Tuesdays at Brimmond and Oldmachar Churches, and on alternate Thursdays at Devana (formerly Ferryhill) and Hillside (formerly Hilton) Churches from 1 pm to 3 pm.

See below for details of the next café. There is no formal charge, but donations are welcome.

Our Café locations

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Brimmond Café

Brimmond Church (formerly Newhills Church) is located in Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9SS. We meet every second Tuesday in the church hall from 1-3pm.
Our next Café Dates
6th August, 2024 20th August, 2024
3rd September, 2024 17th September, 2024

Devana Café

Devana church (formerly Ferryhill) is located in Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, AB11 6UD. We meet every second Thursday in the church hall from 1-3pm.
Our next Café Dates
1st August, 2024 15th August, 2024
29th August, 2024 12th September, 2024

Oldmachar Café

Oldmachar Church is located in Ashwood Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8PR. We meet every second Tuesday in the church building from 1-3pm.
Our next Café Dates
13th August, 2024 27th August, 2024
10th September, 2024 24th September, 2024

Hillside Café

Hillside Church (formerly Hilton) is located in Hilton Drive, Aberdeen. AB24 4NQ. At the moment, this cafe is temporarily closed.
Our next Café Dates
Temporarily Closed

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