There are plenty of activities that allow you to move your body while doing something you enjoy. Watch the videos below to hear from members of clubs across WA who have found fun ways to keep active, have fun and stay connected with their community.
Lynne, women’s captain at the Cottesloe Golf Club and part of a group of golfers from St Ives, took up golf just before turning 60 and fell for the sport immediately. Hear from Lynne and she tells Stay On Your Feet® about why she loves the physical and social benefits of golf and her plan to shoot her age before turning 80. To find a golf course or lessons near you visit www.golfwa.org.au.
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Debi and Peter, accomplished members of the Western Australian Masters Formation Team and winners at the 2019 Adelaide Spectacular Dance Championship, spoke to us about the healthy ageing benefits of dancing and why they will be dancing for many more years to come. To find a Ballroom Fit class visit www.ballroomfit.com.au (your first class is free!) or to find a social dance near you visit www.perthballroomdancing.com.
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York, the oldest inland town in WA is home to the very welcoming York Bowls Club. We visited York to learn more about the social and healthy ageing benefits of lawn bowls. Find out why Di and Lyn, both long term bowlers, and Peter who only started after retirement can’t imagine their lives without a trip to the bowls club. To find your local bowls club visit www.gottalovethebowlo.com.au.
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Fred, an amputee of over 50 years and very active members of the Perth City Swim Club can’t imagine his life without a regular dip. Fred told us all about how swimming keeps him active and independent and where he hopes to be in ten years. To find a masters swimming club near you visit https://mswa.asn.au/ or for upcoming lessons or your nearest pool speak to your local council.
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Members of the South Mandurah Tennis Club consider themselves lucky to play their favourite game at such a friendly and inviting club. We had the opportunity to chat with members Sandy, Gerry, Val and Bob to find out about the physical and social benefits of tennis for healthy active ageing, and why they love their club so much. To find your local club visit https://www.tennis.com.au/wa/.
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