POSITIVE AGEING MONTH 2022

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 facilities 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!

We want our centres to be hives of social activity as well as hubs promoting fitness. See below for details of each facility’s ‘Positive Ageing’ event and please telephone your chosen centre for more information and to book a place.

OVER 50S COUCH TO 3K

BAT & CHAT

Let's Fish

BLACK PATH CYCLE TOURS

SOUTH LAKE SOCIAL EVENTS

CONNECTING THROUGH THE AGES

DROMORE COMMUNITY CENTRE

WHAT'S ON?

Activities in Dromore Community Centre are taking place on Thursday 20 October

To book your place on any of the FREE events please contact reception

Taster Classes:

Spin | 9.30am-10am

Pilates | 10.15am-11am

Tai Chi | 11.15am-12pm

TRX | 12pm-12.30pm

Strength & Conditioning | 2pm-2.30pm

Yoga | 2.30pm-3.30pm

Boogie Bounce | 5pm-5.45pm

Pump | 6pm-6.45pm

LBT | 7pm-7.45pm

Gym:

Tour & Induction | Fitness Consulting | Personal Fitness Programme

Running throughout the day, on the hour, from 9am-8pm

Walk & Chat Session:

9am-10am | 10.30am-11.30am | 12pm-1pm | 2pm-3pm

Healthy Eating Session:

2.30-3.30pm | 20 places available

Booking at reception essential as spaces are limited

Dance Session: 

10am-11am

Puzzle Area:

Puzzles and board games in the coffee area

9am-8pm

RICHHILL RECREATION CENTRE

WHAT'S ON?

Tai Chi Taster Sessions:

19th & 26th October | 10am-11am

No equipment needed

No advance booking required

Nifty Fifties

Tuesdays | 9.00am – 10.00am

Low impact activity class

£3.10pp

No advance booking required

 

BANBRIDGE LEISURE CENTRE

WHAT'S ON?

Table Tennis Sessions:

Every Tuesday from 4th October | 11am – 12.30pm

FREE

To book your place contact Amanda Mogey

E:

T: 07816 341 112

Booking essential as places are limited

ORCHARD LEISURE CENTRE

WHAT'S ON?

50+ Group

Every Tuesday throughout the year:

Badminton | 9am-12pm

Yoga | 12pm-1pm

Cost: £3.10 or FREE for members

For the month of October between 9am-1pm non-members who have paid £3.10 can avail of our gym , relaxation area & pool (must be registered on our system and have done gym induction)

Free Swims:

During pool opening hours | For anyone 60+

Subject to ID check and registration completion

Relaxation Area Special Rate

£2.80 for the month of October

During opening hours | For anyone 60+

 

TANDRAGEE RECREATION CENTRE

WHAT'S ON?

Nifty Fifties

Every Friday

Activity class | 10.00am-11.00am

Tea & Coffee | 11.00am-12.00pm

Price includes use of gym following relevant inductions

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.

Getactiveabc is delighted to once again support the annual Positive Ageing Campaign. Positive Ageing Month puts a focus on the 5 steps to wellbeing – Be Active, Connect, Take Notice, Give and Keep Learning. This year’s programme aims to provide opportunities to participate in activities that will allow you to achieve all these steps. Please spread the word and come along to join in the fun and meet new or old friends!

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