Invitation to get active
Published Wednesday 22nd August 12
Rotherham residents aged over 50 looking to improve their lives are being invited to find out what opportunities are available to them at a special event this September.
The Active Always event, taking place on Wednesday September 12 between 10.30am and 1.30pm at Rotherham Leisure Complex, will be showing how the popular Active Always programme has developed over the last five years.
The three-hour, free event will be looking at how the programme, which has seen over 1,500 people participate in the past half-decade, has contributed to providing improved Health, Wellbeing and independence to the people of Rotherham.
During the event, which is co-hosted by Rotherham Borough Council's Sports Development team, NHS Rotherham and DC Leisure, there will be information about some of the new specialist programmes provided by the partnership and an opportunity to meet the advanced specialist instructors.
There will also be a host of other organisations present during the day, including Healthcare, housing, transport and local groups displaying information on relevant services for older people.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Cllr Amy Rushforth, said: "The Active Always programme has been a fantastic success since it first started and we want to share that success.
"We're hoping to attract over 200 people aged over 50 to this fantastic event, with the intention to show what Active Always can do for them.
"There will be a display of all activities currently involved within the programme, which cater for a wide range of preferences and abilities.
"Taster sessions will also be available during the event for everyone to take part in, and rehabilitation services are invited to bring their patients to the event so that they can see what is offered in the community.
"Hopefully, we will be welcoming as many people as possible to the event and starting them on the same path that so many others have taken since Active Always became a reality."
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Transport will be provided for any individuals or groups that require it and there will be free parking at the centre for all attendees.
Anyone wishing to come to the event are being asked confirm their attendance by email or telephone - 01709 822453.