Older & Active in East Kilbride, a registered charity, is the new name for East Kilbride & District Shopmobility which has been based within East Kilbride Town Centre since 2003.
Over the past couple of years we have introduced new services which all have the main aim of providing services which help people with disabilities and encourage active ageing, maintain their independence, remain included within their own community and enjoy a good quality of life, health and wellbeing.
Our vision is to ‘improve the quality of life, health, wellbeing, independence of older and disabled people in our community by providing relevant services, improving access to other support and activities within the Town Centre, and working effectively with partner agencies’.
Older & Active in East Kilbride is the umbrella organisation for our range of services including our Shopmobility service, mini bus service and The Meeting Place – our community hub.
Our services are available to anyone over the age of 50 or to anyone of any age with a disability.
Our range of health and wellbeing services includes:
Complementary therapies: including reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage, massage, crystal healing and light colours
Self – management of long term conditions – short courses to help manage living with a range of conditions including arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, diabetes and stroke
Tai- chi: Geared towards people living with pain and long term conditions
Physiotherapy and acupuncture