It’s time for Wyndham’s seniors to get physical!
The Active Ageing in Wyndham Program is back in 2021 and applications are now open for the first program, which begins on 15 March and runs for six weeks.
This year Council will run two six-week programs across three venues – the Grange Community Centre, Eagle Stadium and AquaPulse – with each venue hosting three or four activities each.
Each activity is only $20 for the full six-week program.
Wyndham City Active City portfolio holder Cr Peter Maynard said walking, yoga, aqua aerobics and chair-based exercises were among the activities available.
“We know that 30 minutes of exercise a day for over 65s improves strength, mental health and cognitive function, increases energy levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease, and improves overall health,” Cr Maynard said.
“Whether you join a walking group, fitness class, or any other organised exercise – it’s a great way to meet new friends and socialise.”
“Wyndham is currently home to around 20,000 residents aged over 65, and this figure is projected to double over the next decade.”
“The Active Ageing Program makes it easier for Wyndham’s older adult population to be active by offering tailored classes close to home at a low cost.”
Wyndham is one of six Councils in Australia to have received an Active Ageing grant from the Federal Government towards this project.
Applications close 12 March, with booking forms available at the Grange Community Centre, Eagle Stadium and AquaPulse.
For more information, go to www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/activeageing