DATES: Tuesday March 2, 9, 16, & 23 Friday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 11:30am to 12:30pm
What is Roll Back the Clock? Roll Back the Clock aims to boost physical activity rates among Australians aged 65 and over through bowls, light exercise and education.
Health-related reasons (including physical and mental health as well as disability or poor health or injury) are the main barriers for older Australians participating in sport or physical activities.
It will get you out and about, doing fun activities, learning about good health and socialising with likeminded people. It is based around the government initiative of “Finding your 30” minutes of activity on at least 3 to 4 days each week.
Sessions will be adapted for individuals and benefits include flexibility, muscular endurance and strength and in some instances aerobic/cardiovascular exercise.
Currently, only 25 per cent of Australians over 65 meet the Department of Health physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of activity per day.
What are the benefits?
The program offers a low-cost opportunity for older Australians to take part in accessible activities and provides opportunities for those socially isolated to engage with new people and education.
In addition to the health benefits, engaging in physical activity and group sports for older Australians provides increasingly important opportunities for socialisation, peer-support, and conversation that reduces the possibility for loneliness related physical and mental illnesses.
A two-part activity for the body and mind that incorporates bowls, functional training, fitness and wellness education and socialisation.
Sessions will be adapted for individuals and benefits will range from enabling participants to perform activities of daily life more easily, to withstanding injuries and providing a sense of accomplishment and achievement.
Fitness gains from the program will include flexibility, muscular endurance and strength and in some instances aerobic/cardiovascular exercise.
What’s in a standard one-hour session?
30 minutes of activity/exercise (body) These components will be fun, safe with functional exercises incorporating bowls, rubber balls and resistance bands.
30 minutes of a wellness/educational/social session (mind) Engaging, interactive topics which may include, why exercise helps, how to age well, healthy brain, mindfulness, what is the pelvic floor it and how it helps, eating well and moving right. Tea and coffee are available at the end of each session.
Cost: $20 for the entire program includes;
All sessions and activities for the entire program
Information handouts with great tips
Tea and coffee at the end of each session
Light meal at the last session
Dates: Tuesday March 2, 9, 16, & 23 Friday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 11:30am to 12:30pm
Register now online using the button below or in person at the club.