With an increasingly aging population, positive aging becomes a more important focus with programming centred around healthy lifestyles. The West Hants Parks and Recreation Department offers social, low-cost physical activity-based programs throughout the year to support seniors and retired adults in maintaining their quality of life.
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.
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.
The Hants Senior Games will provide seniors 55 or better with a terrific opportunity to meet new people in a friendly, competitive setting. These Games are open to all men and women, 55 or better, residing in Windsor and West Hants, or belonging to a senior’s club in one of the above areas.
Deadline for registration is usually by mid-April each year.