New club for over 50s fitness

Pictured from left are, Hambleton District Council's Lifestyles Manager, Lisa Wilson; Councillor Peter Wilkinson, Portfolio holder for Leisure; Sheila Smith; and County Councillor Shelagh Marshall, Older People Champion.
Pictured from left are, Hambleton District Council's Lifestyles Manager, Lisa Wilson; Councillor Peter Wilkinson, Portfolio holder for Leisure; Sheila Smith; and County Councillor Shelagh Marshall, Older People Champion.

A NEW club to encourage the over 50s into exercise was launched this week – at the return of the popular engAGE initiative.

More than 100 people flocked to the engAGE roadshow in Thirsk – five years after they were first launched by Hambleton District Council to give people over the age of 50 the chance to find out what support and activities are available for them locally.

Now organised by Age UK North Yorkshire, this week’s event saw 35 organisations attend including: the Hambleton Strollers, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the Pension Service, Thirsk Tourist Information, North Yorkshire County Council, Falls Prevention Team, Osteoporosis Society, Thirsk Community Care Association, Avalon Care Group, Sowerby Flower Club, Trading Standards and Thirsk U3A.

And the event saw Sheila Smith from Northallerton become the first person to sign up for the District Council’s new 50+ Club.

The club – which is free to join - provides offers and discounts at all four of the authority’s leisure centres in Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale and Stokesley as well as giving access to information on a range of activities specifically for the age 
group.

For more information one engAGE or the 50+ Club contact Lisa Wilson, Lifestyles Manager, on 01609 767149 or lisa.wilson@hambleton.gov.uk