Monday, 17 June 2013

Over 50s Get Set To Keep Forever Active

Cllr Sarah Brown
South Cambridgeshire’s over 50s are limbering up for Get Active in the Park this Thursday (20 June) to take part in a range of free taster activities to encourage people to take up and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Taster classes to suit all tastes, abilities and energy levels will range from T’ai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and dance to a led cycle ride, Nordic walking, fishing, archery, fencing, golf and even water sports for the more adventurous, including canoeing and paddle boarding.

Running from 2pm to 8pm at Milton Country Park, the event has been organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Sport Lakes, to raise awareness of the substantial health benefits of continued physical, social and mental activity.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a well deserved break into the evening with a barbecue and music. The event is free to attend, but there is a £2 car parking fee at the Country Park.

Visitors can turn up and register at any point throughout the day, but if you would like to receive a full programme of activities and register your attendance in advance contact Kirsty Human on (01954) 713297 or email kirsty.human@scambs.gov.uk

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s lead Cabinet member for sport, Cllr Pippa Corney, said: “We’re committed to providing sporting opportunities for our residents whatever their age or ability. Previous events have gone really well and I’ve no doubt that everyone who comes along will really enjoy themselves.”

Cambridge City Councillor, Sarah Brown said: "Helping people stay active longer is an important part of promoting and maintaining physical and mental health for longer. I am pleased that Cambridge City Council is adding its support to this event."