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sunnd (Scottish Gaelic: 1. Joy, cheerfulness, hilarity 2. Sprightliness 3. Health, fitness)

The ‘Sunnd’ Health and Wellbeing programme is an initiative led by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (UOG) which aims to facilitate opportunities for the community to support all to have a high quality of life by remaining active, healthy, safe, and included. 

The initiative began in the spring of 2018 as a pilot scheme for individuals over the age of 60 in partnership with the local ‘Young at Heart’ club.  It has since opened up to all members of the community.

In 2024, Sunnd, attracted over 1100 participants throughout its three-month winter programme. The programme featured a variety of health & fitness, arts and culture, and advice sessions, including salsa dancing, strength training, cookery demos with Allan MacRitchie and James Mackenzie, flower arranging with Maybury Gardens, printmaking and book binding, ceilidhs, money tips for young people, infant first aid training and lots more. You can read more about Sunnd 2024 here

Our next Sunnd programme will run from January - March 2025. You can view our 2024 programme here.

Sunnd aims & objectives

Safe in the Community

It is important to feel safe in your community and online. It is essential to have the knowledge of potential online and doorstep crimes and be aware of the key prevention advice.

Self Caring

It’s important to take good care of yourself to try and reduce pains and discomfort. Self-care can mean various things to different people, but can include things such as good footcare, and improved physical and mental health.

Safe at Home

Staying safe at home is key to remaining independent. Small measures can be taken to improve home safety and help prevent trips and falls as well as other serious accidents, including house fires.

Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays an essential role in overall good health. In order to feel good it’s important to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions to achieve and maintain a healthy body.

Active Living

Living an active lifestyle doesn’t have to mean running marathons (although that’s great too!). Physical activity contributes to the ease of doing everyday activities and is extremely important for better movement, enhances fitness, injury prevention and promotes functional health.

Groupshot Flower arranging Sunnd.HEIC
Ceilidh dance Stephen & Spanish.HEIC
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Day Club with Elaine Smith 1.jpg
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