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.
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.