Rotherham elderly to get free health advice at leisure centre event

A FREE event for older people aims to offer them advice on how to stay healthy.

Rotherham mayor Cllr Maggi Clark is set to open the event on October 1 which will take place at the town’s leisure centre on Effingham Street.

Organised by the Older People's Forum, Places for People Leisure and Rotherham Borough Council’s Active Rotherham team, the event aims to promote social and healthy lifestyles for older people in the town.

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Partner organisations including Age UK, the British Heart Foundation and other local service providers such as the police and fire service will be attending the event from 10am to 2pm.

The Tassibee Asian Women’s Project will also be in attendance.

There will be a chance to take part in a range of gentle exercise classes such as pilates, kurling and boccia with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

The Health and Wellbeing team from Places for People will carry out health checks. 

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Richard Cowley, contract manager with Places for People, said: “Physical exercise is important, and it is great to see this event at Rotherham Leisure Complex introduce those who may not have exercised for a while to have a go at the range of activities available.” 

More information is available by telephoning 01709 822453 or emailing [email protected].