Mul­ti­ple choices for se­niors

POST Newspapers - - Letters To The Post -

Ev­ery­thing from aquaaer­o­bics to yoga will be on of­fer to Clare­mont se­niors for a week from this Sun­day.

The coun­cil has at least one ac­tiv­ity ev­ery day on its Se­niors’ Week cal­en­dar, most of them free.

Mayor Jock Barker said the week ac­knowl­edged se­niors and the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion they made to the com­mu­nity.

“We be­lieve it is im­por­tant there are op­por­tu­ni­ties to cel­e­brate later life,” Mr Barker said.

“There’ll be yoga classes, health work­shops, walk­ing groups and golf­ing ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer as well as the al­wayspop­u­lar twi­light river cruise.

“With more than 35% of our town’s pop­u­la­tion over the age of 55, it’s im­por­tant for us to be able to sup­port ac­tive age­ing in the com­mu­nity by pro­mot­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for so­cial par­tic­i­pa­tion, health, learn­ing and in­clu­sion.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity for our se­nior com­mu­nity to get in­volved and try some­thing new.”

The week will kick off on Sun­day, No­vem­ber 11, with a Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony at the war memo­rial in Stir­ling High­way.

The $15 river cruise starts at Clare­mont Yacht Club on Wed­nes­day, No­vem­ber 14, at 5.30pm.

Lo­cal busi­nesses will join the cel­e­bra­tions, with pro­mo­tions for se­niors in­clud­ing dis­counted cof­fees at Stand’in Room, half-price en­try at Clare­mont Aquatic Cen­tre, dis­counts at Friendlies Chemist, $10 golf and cof­fee at Lake Clare­mont Golf Course, and dis­counted classes at Tamara Yoga.

See the What’s On sec­tion on Clare­mont’s web­site, or get a Se­niors’ Week brochure from the Clare­mont com­mu­nity hub and li­brary or the coun­cil’s ad­min build­ing.

Photo: Paul McGovern

Awe­some fore-some … Golf Or­a­cle’s Nigel Wil­liams with Karen Wood, Ruth Mar­quis, and Clare­montcoun­cil­lor Jill Goezte at Mt Clare­mont Golf Course.

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