Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while seated in a chair or using a chair for support while standing and can be beneficial for older adults! Chair Yoga can help strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and coordination, help to reduce stress, boost your feelings of happiness and well-being, assist you in managing pain, and give you an opportunity to meet new people.
Caregivers & Tot’s Family Fitness Classes
For any caregiver (mother, father, grandparent, babysitter, etc.) and their little one (newborn to school aged)!
This class offers a combination of low-impact endurance and strength exercises using the large muscles groups is planned for participants. For example, this can include: squats, assisted lunges, wall push ups, pelvic floor exercises and gentle core strengthening exercises. Activities will often include kids so that exercising becomes a normal part of life and a fun bonding experience. Airplane leg extensions, chest presses, and London bridges are some of the exercises planned for caregivers and kids.
Senior Bus Trips
The West Hants Parks & Recreation Senior Bus Trips offer residents (55+) the opportunity to explore places in Nova Scotia they haven’t been to before and also to re-visit some old-time favorites.
Some of the trips we’ve done in the past include: Annapolis Royal Historic Tour and the Eastern Shore Seaside Christmas Crafts Trip.
Free Senior/Parent & Tot Skating
As part of the Free Facility Access Grant program, the West Hants Parks & Recreation Department partners with the GFL Newport Recreation Centre in Brooklyn to offer free open skate times for Parents, Seniors & Tots. Helmets and adjustable child skate trainers are available to borrow at the rink.
For more information on dates/times, please see the Free Facility Access Newsletter: ***Link will become available when programming is on offer.