Ac­tion sta­tions for the com­mu­nity’s over-50s

Rutherglen Reformer - - School News -

Older peo­ple from the Ruther­glen area turned out in num­bers in a bid to get more ac­tive.

Blan­tyre’s David Liv­ing­stone Cen­tre played host to a sports day for over-50s from across South La­nark­shire.

The event was or­gan­ised by Se­niors To­gether to of­fer a healthy and fun day out.

At the same time the aim was to pro­mote the wide range of sport and fit­ness ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able to older peo­ple.

Among the groups who joined in the fun were Ruther­glen Se­niors Fo­rum, U3A from Hamil­ton, groups from Both­well and Larkhall, and the Ac­tive Tues­day Club at Blan­tyre Sports cen­tre.

Se­niors To­gether man­ager Chris­tine Calder said;“Ev­ery­one had a great time and we’d like to thank all those who helped stage the sports day and who took part.”

Among the ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer was Chi Gung a new ex­er­cise rou­tine that mixes el­e­ments of yoga and tai chi and is prov­ing very pop­u­lar with older peo­ple.

David Liv­ing­stone cen­tre staff pro­vided guided walks and the list of ac­tiv­i­ties was rounded out with New Age bowl­ing and Kurl­ing.

South La­nark­shire’s Cham­pion for Older Peo­ple Coun­cil­lor Pam Clearie said: “It is re­ally im­por­tant as you get older to keep ac­tive and the Se­niors To­gether Sports Day of­fered a fan­tas­tic show­case for some of the ac­tiv­i­ties that are avail­able around South La­nark­shire.”

For in­for­ma­tion about Se­niors To­gether or any of the ac­tiv­i­ties men­tioned in the ar­ti­cle please con­tact Chris­tine Calder on 01698 454105.

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