Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in a funding application submitted to the Aquatic and Recreation Institute of Australia for the amount of $8,000 to enable Shoalhaven Swim and Fitness Centres to host the Institute’s Staying Active Program.
The Staying Active pilot initiative will run from January to June this year and will focus on:
- Falls prevention – through improving the strength and balance of participants;
- Combining wet and dry activities – water based classes improve cardio vascular health and range of movement, while land based classes improve load, bearing capabilities;
- Removing barriers – reducing costs and making classes more accessible to seniors;
- Creating a social atmosphere – improving mental health and maximising the potential of over 50s returning regularly to social activities.
The following Staying Active Programs are being offered by Bomaderry Aquatic Centre at a subsidised rate of $10 per class thanks to the funding received:
Aqua Aerobics - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1pm, at Bomaderry Aquatic Centre
Gentle Exercise Class - Fridays, 2pm, at Bomaderry Community Centre (starting Friday 3 February 2017)
For more information contact Bomaderry Aquatic Centre on (02) 4429 5600.