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Active seniors

Gold Coasters - young and old - should incorporate regular physical activity into their everyday lives.

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Active seniors

Gold Coasters - young and old - should incorporate regular physical activity into their everyday lives. Regular physical activity is important throughout life, especially into old age and just being active will do your health wonders and will keep the body strong.

Exercise does not have to be strenuous or hard. It is best to choose activities that fit into your daily routine that speed your heart rate and breathing, or increase your strength and flexibility.

Activities and events

Active & Healthy program

Our Active & Healthy program offers a large variety of free and low cost activities across the Gold Coast each week. All activities are run by qualified fitness professionals and are a great way to improve your fitness but also meet others and have fun at the same time.

Activities on offer for seniors include:

  • Tai Chi - Great for creating strength and health in a relaxing and slow moving session - free.
  • Heart Foundation Walking Program - Meet new people and enjoy a gentle walk with a group of friendly people - free.
  • I Love Me - Join in these fun and motivating exercise classes that incorporates dance, music and movement.
  • Nifty over Fifty - Improve your flexibility and strength in this group outdoor exercise session.
  • Health Ventures technique and maintenance classes - Improve your strength, balance, flexibility and heart health in these medically supervised classes. Suitable for those who are unfit, lacking in confidence or with existing chronic conditions.
  • Aqua classes including deep water running, aqua fit and MAD - Mature and Determined aqua classes

Download the full program here.

60 and Better program

A great program of activities for the older community on the Gold Coast. New members are encouraged to attend. Activities include exercise classes, walking groups, dancing, card games, craft afternoons and regular day trips.

For more information phone 07 5525 6466.

Rock 'n' roll dancing

Get away from your worries and enjoy life through music and dance with the guys from Coast to Coast Rock 'n' Roll. A fun way for people who remember that era, or those with an interest in it, to exercise without noticing it because it is so much fun, meet people and enjoy the music.

Coast to Coast Rock 'n' Roll runs an evening of free music, fun and dance each Thursday at 6.45pm at the Helensvale Senior Citizens Centre.

For more information call Coast to Coast Rock 'n' Roll, Peter and Lyn on 07 5529 6244.

Good nutrition

Gold Coasters are living longer and it is important that you retain your quality of life and independence as long as possible. A healthy lifestyle and good nutrition increases your vitality and energy. The City's Active & Healthy program offers a series of free, healthy cooking classes and natural nutrition seminars in libraries across the city. To find a workshop happening near you check out the wellbeing section in the Active & Healthy program.

Information about good nutrition for seniors can be found on the healthy and active living site My Aged Care.

Community Guide

The Gold Coast Community Directory has a range of clubs and organisations from cake decorating to social clubs where you can interact or find others with similar hobbies and interests.

Contact the Active & Healthy team to:

  • arrange distribution of flyers
  • be added to the mailing list
  • provide feedback or suggestions
  • make general enquiries.

Phone: 07 5667 5972, or
Email:  activehealthygc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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