Boost­ing fit­ness for over-60s in Bal­divis

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The City of Rock­ing­ham’s Se­niors So­cial and Well­be­ing Pro­gram has been rolled out in Bal­divis for the first time.

The pro­gram is aimed at peo­ple aged 60 and over and con­sists of so­cial and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties con­ducted by fit­ness pro­fes­sion­als from the Aqua Jetty.

The pro­gram was first de­liv­ered to se­niors at Golden Bay Coastal Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in May and now se­niors in Bal­divis have the chance to join in the pro­gram at Bal­divis Re­cre­ation Cen­tre. Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the pro­gram was a fan­tas­tic way for se­niors to boost their fit­ness in a friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

“Fol­low­ing the feed­back we re­ceived from a sur­vey for se­niors liv­ing in Bal­divis, the City is proud to in­tro­duce the Se­niors So­cial and Well­be­ing Pro­gram to Bal­divis,” Mr Sam­mels said.

“The growth of the pro­gram in Golden Bay and the de­mand for it in Bal­divis in­di­cates se­niors in the city value the chance to get fit, both phys­i­cally and men­tally.

“The ex­er­cise pro­fes­sion­als from the Aqua Jetty spe­cialise in se­nior health and fit­ness, so there’s no bet­ter place to im­prove your health and form some great re­la­tion­ships along the way.”

The pro­gram is of­fered to the com­mu­nity free of charge on a trial ba­sis.

It runs from 10am-11.30am on Mon­days and from 9am-10.30am on Wed­nes­days at the Bal­divis Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Fifty Road.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 9528 0333.

Pic­ture: City of Rock­ing­ham

The Se­niors So­cial and Well­be­ing Pro­gram fo­cuses on im­prov­ing the phys­i­cal and men­tal health of se­niors.

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