Positive Ageing Month Events

Positive Ageing Month is an October festival of events and activities for older people, celebrating the contribution made to communities.

Physical activity enriches our lives by supporting our ability to maintain independent, healthy lifestyles. The getactiveabc team is committed to helping you to keep moving, whatever your age.

Our leisure facilties have organised a series of activity mornings in October to welcome older people to the gym and exercise classes, encouraging at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week.

It’s a chance to find out more about our activity programme and take part in a number of free taster sessions, ranging from gentle Tai Chi to heart-pounding Aerobic and Cardio Cycle classes!

The centres will be offering refreshments as part of the morning sessions and it is an opportinity for a bit of craic and banter with some new faces! We want our centres to be hives of social activity as well as hubs promoting fitness.

See below for details of each facilty’s ‘Positive Ageing’ event and please ring your chosen centre for more information and to book a place.

Banbridge Leisure Centre

Wednesday 20th October

Gym information session followed by chat and tour of the facility.

Slots are available all day.

t. 02840 628800 to book

Dromore Community Centre

Wednesday 20th October

9.30am:  30-minute pilates class

12.30pm: 30-minute exercise class

9am – 7pm: Gym information or induction sessions available on the hour.

All activities are followed by facility tour, chat and beverages in the breakout area.

T. 02892 699070 to book

Orchard Leisure Centre

Wednesday 20th October

12.30pm: one-hour yoga class

Preceded by tour of the building and followed by tea/coffee informal chat.

T. 02837 515920 to book

Rathfriland Community Centre

Wednesday 20th October

Gym information and inductions sessions

Slots are available on the hour, starting at 10am through to 6pm

T. 02840 638188 to book

Tandragee Recreation Centre

Wednesday 20th October

10am: 30 minutes taster Cardio Cycle class

10.30am: 30 minutes Aerobic class

Gym information and inductions sessions

Slots are available all day.

T. 02838 841110 to book

Richhill Recreation Centre

Tues 19th - Thurs 21st October

19th October

9am: one-hour activity session

20th October

10am: one-hour Tai Chi [may take place outdoors, weather permitting]

12.30pm: 30 min Buff Bones session

1.00pm: 30 min Buff Bones session

21st October

9.15am: 30 minute Fitsteps FAB taster

21st October

10am: one-hour Pilates

Followed by tour of the centre and talk to include bowling green and pavilion.

T. 02838 870718 to book

OTHER ACTIVE AGEING PROGRAMMES

 

Getactiveabc deliver a number of initiatives, aimed at people in their senior years who are starting to think about the steps they can take now to ensure that they live long, healthy lives.

FREE SWIMS

Individuals 60 years of age and over may swim free of charge

GET OUT GET ACTIVE (GOGA) PROGRAMME

The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme has been providing physical activity opportunities for the least active people in our borough since 2016. Originally funded for 3 years by ‘Spirit of 2012’ the programme has now been extended until 2021. Delivered in partnership with Live Active NI, Get Out Get Active aims to provide inclusive physical activity opportunities for the least active people in our community and encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more active together.

GYM CONCESSIONS

Individuals 60 years of age and over  are entitled to concessionary membership rates.

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