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Macmillan Move More Moray

Taking part of physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. It can help prevent and manage the effects of treatment such a fatigue, depression and risks to heart health.

If you are living with cancer in Moray, Move More Moray (a Moray Council/ Macmillan service) offers activities with 12 weeks free of charge. Activities range from gardening, walking groups, group exercise (circuits) to gentle movement (like Tai Chi) sessions.

It doesn’t matter if you have never been a particularly active person; there is something for everyone regardless of where you are in your cancer journey. Move More Moray classes are open to everyone, whether you are going through treatment or have long finished.

You can even bring along a friend or relative to some activities. You can meet others with similar experiences and share your support, as well as help one another stay positive.

How to take part in Activity Classes/Sessions (scroll down for timetable of activities)

We will ask you a few questions, listen to what you have to say and then discuss ways of making physical activity part of your life.

To book your place on one of our classes please email movemore@moray.gov.uk or phone 01343 563642 | call or text  07870811263

Or complete a Move More Moray referral form (link below)

For volunteering opportunities with Macmillan Move More Moray follow the link

A range of groups to help people affected by cancer ‘Move More’ and feel good

For people with any diagnosis of cancer, at any stage of treatment, physical activity can have huge benefits – reduced fatigue, improved fitness & improved quality of life. It is even linked to reduced risk of cancers coming back and improved survival after cancer [Read more]

When shouldn’t you exercise [Read more] vol1

Patient referral exclusion criteria [Read more]

Download the forms above and email it to movemore@moray.gcsx.gov.uk or post it to Caroline Van Der Heiden, Macmillan Move More Development Officer, Moray Council, High Street, Elgin IV30 1BX.

If you wish to view the Moray Council’s Privacy Notice click on the link below:

Privacy Notice Macmillan Move More Programme

The Move More Moray 12-week (free) physical activity groups for people affected by cancer.

These classes are led by specially trained exercise instructors. They use a variety of simple exercises that are done in a circuit that is adapted to suit your level of ability and fitness. The instructors are always on hand to offer guidance and support. These are a great way of getting back to fitness and helping you to recover after treatment for cancer.

Venue Day Time
Elgin Sports & Community Centre Tuesdays Morning
Moray College Fitness Suite, Elgin Thursdays (Mondays during Summer holidays) Evening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Movement

A volunteer led “Tai Chi” like feel good standing or seated activity.

Venue Day Time
The Oaks Palliative Day Care Centre, Morrison road, IV30 6UN, Elgin Mondays Afternoon

Macmillan Friendly Walks

Venue Day Time
Elgin Library – meeting in Foyer Wednesdays Afternoon

Macmillan Friendly Gardening with REAP Therapeutic gardening

Venue Day Time
Elgin Health Centre, Maryhill, Elgin IV30 1AT Mondays Afternoon

Move More guide resource

The Move More pack includes a copy of the booklet Physical activity and cancer, five short flyers about some popular types of physical activity. There is also an Activity chart you could use with a fridge magnet (provided) to put this on your fridge so you can see what you have achieved each day. And there’s a Move More You Tube video (see bottom of the page) which includes gentle activity videos you can do at home. [Guide]

Macmillan Move More on Social Media

You can find more information about MacMillan Move More on our You Tube channel

 

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