‘Keep active and improve your health’

2.11.04.Lisburn. AGE CONCERN Assign. � Photo Derek Speirs
2.11.04.Lisburn. AGE CONCERN Assign. � Photo Derek Speirs

WITH the summer coming to an end older people in the borough of Coleraine are encouraged to stay fit and active by getting involved with Coleraine Borough Council’s popular ‘Actively Ageing Well’ Club based at Coleraine Leisure Centre.

The club offers the over 50’s the opportunity to take part in weekly physical activity sessions that include chair based aerobics, exercise circuit, spin cycle class, swimming and use of the health suite.

Coleraine Borough Council’s, Community Sport’s Development Officer, Stephen McCartney, co-ordinator for the Club commented, “The Actively Ageing Well Club is a great way to meet and socialise with new people, keep active and improve your health and take part in new activities in a fun and enjoyable manner.

“Sessions begin on Thursday 12th September at 11.00am with registration from 10.45am, and the programme runs until Thursday 28th November. I would encourage anyone who is over 50 to come along and join in”.

Cost of the programme is £4.00 per session, with Access to Leisure Card holders eligible for a 50% discount. All new and returning members will be made very welcome, for further information and how to register contact Stephen McCartney, on 028 7034 7234.

*Locals attend CRY screening clinic

The CRY Screening Clinic returned to Coleraine at the weekend with over 220 people being screened.

Local representative John Lundy spoke about the importance of the clinics.

“The Coleraine clinic was fully booked out - It had been slow to fill up but once word gets around people soon go online and book. The response is very encouraging. Since we first started screening in Northern Ireland back in November 2006 the support in this area has been excellent and I think people here appreciate the value of the clinic.

“We firmly believe that screening helps save lives. At every clinic there are people screened who are referred onwards with something that requires further investigation. Often the further investigation will reveal there is nothing to be concerned about. In other cases it will require treatment, perhaps medication or some sort of surgery. What isn’t in any doubt is that there are people living normal lives with a cardiac condition that has been detected through the CRY programme. For many conditions, once it has been detected it can be treated and managed.”