Se­niors in­vited to get on Track for fit­ness

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOK LOCAL -

BEL­MONT se­niors have been en­cour­aged to put on their walk­ing shoes and head for the great out­doors as part of the Sil­verS­port pro­gram.

The Bib­bul­mun Track Foun­da­tion has teamed up with the De­part­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation to of­fer in­di­vid­ual mem­ber­ships for one year for $30.

Sil­verS­port al­lows el­i­gi­ble se­niors to ap­ply for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to con­trib­ute to­wards sport­ing club mem­ber­ships or phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity pro­gram fees up to $200 each.

Mem­bers can take part in about 20 Sun­day so­cial walks and over the hill events.

“Stay­ing ac­tive as we get older is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant and reg­u­lar walk­ing is the ideal ex­er­cise,” foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Linda Daniels said.

“If we are phys­i­cally ac­tive, our cir­cu­la­tion im­proves and we have in­creased bone and mus­cle strength and im­proved di­ges­tion.”

Ms Daniels said be­ing phys­i­cally ac­tive was also im­por­tant for men­tal health and well­be­ing and great for con­nect­ing with the com­mu­nity.

Be­ing ac­tive helps us all re­gard­less of age or abil­ity, she said.

Fur­ther de­tails call 9481 0551, email friends@bib­bul­ or visit www.bib­bul­mun

Bel­mont se­niors can take part in Bib­bul­mun Track short walks.

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