‘Time to refresh’ a success for over 50s

Over 50s from across Hart enjoyed a refreshing afternoon of taster classes and activities at Hart Leisure Centre on Wednesday 4 October.  

The event was organised by Hart District Council, Everyone Active and the Hart & Rushmoor Live at Home Scheme, to help people find out about local opportunities to keep mind and body active.  

Speaking about the event, Liz Glenn, Health and Wellbeing Officer at Hart District Council said: “Over a quarter of adults in Hart are not getting the amount of activity they need to stay healthy and this figure goes up as people get older. The event was a chance for people to try something new or get back into an activity they used to enjoy, in a fun and friendly environment. We’re really pleased to have been able to work with Everyone Active and The Hart & Rushmoor Live at Home Scheme to hold this event.”

Participants enjoyed a cuppa in the café and tried out a range of activities including over 50s swim, sociable racket sports, Zumba Gold dance fitness, Walking Netball and New Age Curling.

Cllr Sara Kinnell, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Environmental Promotion at Hart District Council said: “It’s great to see that the event was such a success, with over 50 people attending. Health and Wellbeing is one of the Council’s key priorities and we will continue to work with partners to keep Hart healthy and active.”

If you’re over 50 and looking for suitable classes and activities, it’s not too late to join in. For information about the range of courses at Hart Leisure Centre visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/hart-leisure-centre/ or call 03330 050 134.  

To find out more about the Hart & Rushmoor Live at Home Scheme, a local charity offering support and friendship to older people living in their own homes, call 01252 758593 or email HartandRushmoor.LiveatHome@mha.org.uk

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