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What’s on for seniors in January

Published on Wednesday 3 January, 2018

What's on for seniors in January

Healthy eating and weight management workshops, a mystery tour and Tai Chi are among activities for seniors in the City of Gosnells during January.

For eight weeks from Wednesday 24 January, the City will offer Healthy Eating and Weight Management Workshops at Amherst Village Community Centre, in Southern River.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said seniors in the City could kick start their new year resolutions with this interactive course, with each session covering a different aspect of healthy living.

“Topics covered will include a healthy diet and portion sizes, the importance of exercise and goal setting, food labelling, recipe modification and choosing healthy options while eating out,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

Written information will be provided for participants to take home.

Each session will run from 10am to 11am, and the cost for the course is $15. Registrations are now open for the course.

On Thursday 25 January the City will host a Mystery Tour for seniors, departing from the Addie Mills Centre in Gosnells, at 8.30am and returning at 4pm.

“Mystery Tours for seniors are an ideal way to take in several sights in Perth that they might not otherwise experience,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“I encourage seniors to go along for the ride and see what unfolds as the day progresses.”

The excursion will involve a moderate level of walking, and lunch is at participants’ expense.

The Mystery Tour costs $25 and lunch is at participants’ own expense. Bookings will be taken from 8am on Wednesday 10 January.

The City is also running weekly Tai Chi for Health sessions at Lyal Richardson Hall, the Agonis, each Thursday morning for 10 weeks from 25 January.

Sessions run from 9.30am to 10.30am and costs $75 for the term, to be paid in advance. Bookings will be taken from 8am on Wednesday 10 January.

Mayor Dewhurst said Tai Chi offered a wide range of benefits when practised regularly, including promoting inner peace and harmony.

“This ancient form of martial art has been described as ‘meditation in motion’, and it provides the physical benefits of improving strength and balance,” he said.

Participants in these events must be 55 years and over and reside in the City of Gosnells.

For more information, visit the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9391 6030.