There are many health benefits to exercise, no matter what age you are. We have found some activities around Belfast which benefit older people.
A number of gyms around the city have a range of senior activities. From fitness classes to organised activity sessions, such as badminton, tennis or walking football. Further information can be found on the gym’s website along with a timetable for each activity.
Some gyms include; Olympia Leisure Centre, Andersontown Leisure Centre, Shankill Leisure Centre and Ballysillan Leisure Centre.
This activity is mainly played by the older generation and can be played to a grand old age. Not only exercise, bowls can provide a great social scene for those who attend and many have function rooms which cater to group interactions. It can be played indoors- ideal for Belfast weather.
There are a number of Bowling Clubs around Belfast; Balmoral Bowling Club, Shaftesbury Bowling Club, Divis Bowling Club, Ewart’s Bowling Club to name a few.
This activity can provide exercise and also mental stimulation for elderly people. “Cuppa Tea and Yarn Knitting” is a group that can be found on Facebook. They usually meet in Caffè Nero at Forestside shopping centre fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Other locations are mentioned on their Facebook page.