Thurles Marks European Year Of Active Ageing

By Tom Ryan

By Tom Ryan

Successful Ageing Thurles will be demonstrating how to safely use the Exercise Park at the Four Estates opposite Aldi in Thurles on May 10th at 11.30am. Personal Trainer, Mandy Fennessy, will demonstrate how to use the Exercise Park, enabling people to maintain strength, suppleness and fitness. The Chairperson of Successful Ageing Thurles is Garda Chris Verling and he will introduce the event.

Refreshments will be served in the Four Estates Resource Centre, 10, Beechwood Lawns after the demonstration. For more information, or to book a place, please call 0504 29720. ‘We look forward to seeing you and your friends, dressed for a workout on May 10th, said Successful Ageing Thurles committee member, Michael Wright, of Home Instead Senior Care.

He added:” Successful Ageing Thurles is a not for profit group which recognises the needs of people of all ages to engage in exercise. Science has proven that staying active keeps your body healthier, no matter what it says on your birth certificate. Activity stops you from getting stiff. It keeps away colds and infections and can help avoid heart disease and diabetes. Activity keeps you sharp, and, best of all, it cheers you up and gives you lots of energy!”

Thurles is a European Town of Sport for 2012. Plus 2012 is also the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations.

So, there are lots of great reasons to come on down on May 10th to the Exercise Park. The event is open to people over the age of 14. See you there!!”