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Brantford launches fifth annual “Let’s Get Moving” campaign

City of BrantfordBrantford launches fifth annual "Let's Get Moving" campaign

The City of Brantford, and its community partners, are pleased to launch the City’s fifth annual “Let’s Get Moving” campaign featuring four free activities to encourage older adults to keep active throughout October.

The first activity, Let’s Try Tai Chi will take place on Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at T.B. Costain – SC Johnson Community Centre, located at 16 Morrell St. Canadian Tai Chi Academy will take participants through the first 17 out of 108 moves, while focusing on benefits of Tai Chi on the body and mind. Register by Thursday, October 6.

Let’s Try SAFE ZONE will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at T.B. Costain – SC Johnson Community Centre, located at 16 Morrell St. SAFE ZONE fitness is a falls prevention exercise program designed by health professional to assist seniors in the community to remain independent. Register by Thursday, October 13.

Let’s Try Chair Yoga will take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre located at 333 Erie Ave. Modo Yoga Brant will present a gentle and accessible yoga sequence that will stretch and awaken tired joints and muscles all with the support of a chair. Register by Thursday, October 20.

The last activity, Let’s Get Exercising at Home, will take place again on Monday, October 31st from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre located at 491 Grey St. Grand River Community Health Centre will teach participants how to complete a simple, full body exercise program that can be done right in your own home! Register by Wednesday, October 26.

“We are pleased to once again be working with the City and other community partners to support the health and well-being of older adults,” says Lucy Marco, Executive Director of the Grand River Council on Aging. “We encourage all older adults to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get moving.”

Space is limited, and registration for each activity is required by emailing partnerships@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150 at extension 5986 and leaving a message with your name, contact information and which activities you would like to attend. Learn more at Brantford.ca/LetsGetMoving.

Prioritizing seniors’ health and wellness, and promoting opportunities for community partners to deliver neighbourhood based programming is a key component of the City’s Healthy Aging Plan. These activities provide an opportunity for older adults to remain active and connected to our community, which can help to improve overall wellbeing.

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