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Community Connections and Participation for Seniors

Bike Riding

LOCATION: Various locations DESCRIPTION: Distance of rides 25km and 35km. Speed: Leisurely/relaxed/moderate The rides are mainly on bike paths/trails/back streets BENEFITS: Cardio exercise improves health and wellbeing A social – fun outdoor activity. Riders either drive with their bikes in their car or ride their bikes to the starting point. Nobody gets left behind we all wait for each other. If we get separated we can be in contact by mobile phones. We also have a coffee stop as well. Contact Alan Fowler 0419 374 512

Leisurely Sunday Bike Rides

LOCATION: Starting points vary from week to week with various locations in Bundoora Epping and South Morang. DESCRIPTION: A bike ride of about 20 to 30 km at a leisurely pace mostly along safe off road bike paths with a half way rest/coffee/refreshment break. These rides are conducted by the Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group (BUG). Shirley’s email is: shirley.louie@bigpond.com

Exercise for Healthy Living – Lalor

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizen’s Building (behind Lalor Library) 2b May Rd Lalor DESCRIPTION: The class is designed to develop for class participants an exercise regime suitable to support a healthy living lifestyle.

Exercises for Healthy Ageing

LOCATION: Thomastown Library Community Room 2/52 Main Street Thomastown DESCRIPTION: Based on her experience on rehabilitation Physiotherapist Ida offers supervised exercises that are different and suitable for all levels of fitness in a happy and friendly group atmosphere. Sessions continue through school holidays.

Mernda Walking Group

LOCATION: Mernda Village Shopping Centre. 7a/57 Mernda Village Drive, Mernda DESCRIPTION: Meet outside Fergusons Cake Shop Mernda Shopping Centre. We walk approx. 1hr and after we go to Split Bean Cafe for a coffee and chat

Walking Group

LOCATION: Norris Bank Reserve 135 McLeans Rd Bundoora DESCRIPTION: We commence walking at 9:30 am – walking, talking and socializing. We are having coffee after our walk NO WALKING WHEN IT IS RAINING

Indoor Walking Aerobics

LOCATION: Riverside Community Activity Centre 8 Doreen Rogen Way South Morang. DESCRIPTION: Walking aerobics is a cardio activity which makes your heart pump stronger and faster moving oxygen rich blood more efficiently to your muscles, organs and tissue throughout your body. Burning calories improves heart and lung functions, lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It builds strong muscles and bones, improves brain function, and sharpens mental focus and memory. It also improves balance and coordination mood and lowers stress, boosts energy levels and improves sleep.

Lalor Lazy Walking Group

LOCATION: Commencing from the front of Lalor Library, 2A May Road, Lalor DESCRIPTION: A gentle one hour walk through the leafy streets of Lalor followed by morning tea and a chat. It would be suitable for those with low fitness levels who would like the companionship of others.

Walk and Talk

LOCATION: Woolworths Entrance Westfield Plenty Valley DESCRIPTION: Please meet NEAR WOOLWORTHS unless otherwise informed by the tutor. Walking is for all abilities. These sessions, which run on a Monday, will run throughout the year except for the 1st Monday of the month due to monthly Morning Tea. We meet at the allocated venue at 9.10am and walk around the area for approximately one hour and return afterwards for Morning Tea. The walk around the South Morang and learn about the local area. Afterwards we return to Westfield shopping complex where everyone meets for a drink and a chat at the food court If it is too hot or wet we walk inside the Westfield complex commencing outside the Woolworths Supermarket. Some prefer to walk around the shopping centre or inside depending on their ability.

Indoor Walking Aerobics

LOCATION: Lalor Learning Centre French Street Hall 47a French Street Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: Walking aerobics is a cardio activity which makes your heart pump stronger and faster moving oxygen rich blood more efficiently to your muscles, organs and tissue throughout your body. Burning calories improves heart and lung functions, lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It builds strong muscles and bones, improves brain function, and sharpens mental focus and memory. It also improves balance and coordination mood and lowers stress, boosts energy levels and improves sleep.