Action stations for the community’s over-50s
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.