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Chance to meet the Peoplehood project team at Buckie Christmas Kracker

By Alan Beresford

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THE Buckie Christmas Kracker will provide an opportunity to meet the Peoplehood project team and have a say on how the local community can age healthily.

Digital companion Pepper will be featuring at the Peoplehood Christmas Kracker stall.
Digital companion Pepper will be featuring at the Peoplehood Christmas Kracker stall.

Buckie is one of three communities across Scotland taking part in the £12.5 million initiative testing different ways communities can be shaped from the grassroots to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Leading the project is Blackwood Homes and Care.

Saturday, November 20 will see members of the Peoplehood team – who are working with the people of Buckie to ask questions, co-design and test new ideas – at their stall in the main marquee.

In addition to having the chance to chat to the team about what they would like to see in Buckie to promote healthy living, there will be an opportunity to test new products and get a photo with Peoplehood’s robot Pepper, a digital companion currently working with University of Edinburgh.

School kids are welcome to enter a competition draw for a new tablet.

All they have to do to enter is think of one thing they can do to be healthier or more active and draw a picture of themselves doing it.

The draw for the prize will take place at 1pm at the Peoplehood stall.

Peoplehood’s outdoor space at the event will feature an e-car, information on designing age friendly homes, a Santa walk, an e-bike guided tour and a strength and balance demo.

Among the many projects already on the books for the new year as part of the project are free exercise classes, digital platforms to encourage social activity and health checks, and outdoor gyms, with more to be confirmed.

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