Creating Conversations

About older people’s mental health and wellbeing What we are hearing, February 2017 Creating Conversations is a one-year project that is opening up conversations about older people’s mental health and wellbeing.  The project runs to summer 2017 and is supported by the Scottish Government through the Promoting Equalities and Cohesion Fund. People are having conversations … Continue reading Creating Conversations

Lighthouse days now on record

Writers regularly attending Angela Jeffs’ monthly Saturday morning class, WRITING THE MIND ALIVE, were joined in January by Isabel Summers, who lives in Blairgowrie. Isabel approached Angela last year, having seen her business card in the local Co-op, which describes her as an author, writer and writing guide. Isabel had always wanted to write her … Continue reading Lighthouse days now on record

Have you alway wanted to write?

Some people dabble but don’t have the confidence to take their creativity to another level.  Others are too insecure or scared to string more than a few words together on paper.    Angela’s two-day course in April on Sundays 9th & 30th will not only build that confidence, but explore what else is holding you back, and why.  … Continue reading Have you alway wanted to write?

The Biodynamic Garden Crowdfunding Appeal

One of our members has launched a Crowdfunding bid to try and raise funds to further develop the Biodynamic Garden near Aberfeldy. Please visit their page and help promote their cause! This is what their aims are – We want to increase the production of biodynamic and organic grown vegetables, herbs and flowers on our acre of … Continue reading The Biodynamic Garden Crowdfunding Appeal

Drawing, exercise & massage, and wordplay

It was the first lunch for all comers at the Atholl Centre in Pitlochry, on Friday October 7, after the summer break. A great opportunity for co-op members to offer further wellbeing, in addition, that is, to the good food and company. Artist Aileen Stackhouse (based in Blairgowrie) was on hand to help willing participants … Continue reading Drawing, exercise & massage, and wordplay

Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees

IN MEMORIUM: Elizabeth Duncan  (25 December 1932 – 28 April 2016) Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees I was delighted to discover that talking about trees interested Elizabeth, who lived with acute dementia; it was always a pleasure to find a topic that inspired her. We were looking through her interesting selection of books, and there were … Continue reading Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees

Stirred, tried and tested

We all know the benefits of organic gardening. While lesser known about and understood, Biodynamic gardening is simply the next step beyond… Good for us. Good for the planet. On July 9, a dozen stalwarts, including members of the co-op, braved the threat of rain to gather in the polytunnel in Anneke Kraakman’s Biodynamic Garden, … Continue reading Stirred, tried and tested

Breadalbane Academy Work Experience Student.

Congratulations to Eilidh Stewart for completing her work experience week with members of The Care and Wellbeing Co-operative. Her week was busy, varied and included: A meeting with The Home Straight, Filament pd Design Team and Scottish Enterprise to discuss the design of equipment for disabled people. Link up with website designer, Great Little Brands, … Continue reading Breadalbane Academy Work Experience Student.