Council lends aid to ‘Active Ageing’

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure Services Committee and Jeff Scroggie, Health Development Specialist, SEHSCT join in at an 'Active Aging' exercise class at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure Services Committee and Jeff Scroggie, Health Development Specialist, SEHSCT join in at an 'Active Aging' exercise class at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

Lisburn City Council, supported by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, is running an ‘Active Ageing’ activities programme - designed to promote a healthier lifestyle for over-50s - at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Glenmore, Grove and Kilmakee Activity Centres.

Activities include exercise classes, bowls, yoga, fitness suite sessions, badminton and swimming, among others.

Wednesdays at the LeisurePlex feature an over-50s activity morning from 9.30am–12noon, boasting a wide choice of activities and end-of-session refreshments.

Visiting one of the sessions, Leisure Services Committee Chairman Alderman Paul Porter commended all involved in establishing the programme. “The variety of activities provide the ideal opportunity for older individuals to become involved in new exercise regimes and become both physically and mentally healthier.

“Those participating will also make new friends and hopefully get together outside of the gym or fitness class room.

“Regular exercise is very important and offers the ideal opportunity for those who have perhaps taken early retirement to stay social and fit.”

For further details, contact Lagan Valley LeisurePlex on 028 9267 212, Glenmore Activity Centre on 028 9266 2830, Grove Activity Centre on 028 9267 1131, Kilmakee Activity Centre on 028 9030 1545 or email: jim.murray@lisburn.gov.uk.