Supporting better health for older adults

Published on 29 January 2018

Glen Eira City Council is committed to supporting healthy ageing and social connections for older adults.

From 1 February, people aged 70 and over will have a range of subsidised or free services to help encourage participation at Glen Eira Leisure facilities — Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC), Caulfield Recreation Centre and Carnegie Swim Centre.

This includes the removal of the start-up fee for new memberships at GESAC and Caulfield Recreation Centre, and an increased subsidised rate for people aged 70 and over for casual swimming and older adults ‘Activate’ fitness classes. These new rates are:

  • Casual swim at Carnegie Swim Centre or GESAC — $2 concession or $6.95 for non-concession.
  • Activate older adults group fitness classes at GESAC and Caulfield Recreation Centre — $2 concession or $6.95 for non-concession.

Free health assessments with qualified trainers will also be available to non-members aged 70 and over at GESAC and Caulfield Recreation Centre.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Tony Athanasopoulos said being healthy, physically active and socially engaged has many benefits, especially as you grow older.

"Council recognises the important role older adults play in community life and strives to support them to be engaged, active and age well," he said.

"It’s hoped that the removal of the start-up fee will be an incentive for people aged over 70 to join Glen Eira Leisure and make 2018 their year for getting more fit and active."

For further information, contact Glen Eira Leisure on 9575 7100.