Every year Mildura Rural City Council hosts the Live Well and Age Well Expo for the members of our community that are aged 55 years and over to showcase ways to have fun, get out and about, stay safe, improve health and well-being and much more!
This year we were honoured to be a part of this great expo for the first time, with Mildura Waves represented alongside various other professionals including Sunraysia Community Health, Sunraysia Cancer Resources and many more that held talks or had stalls for our community to explore and listen to.
As part of our involvement, our Head of Fitness and Community Programming Jarrod Simmons and our Head of Customer Experience Steff Schoen (who is also one of our Strong Movers Group Fitness Instructors) delivered a presentation about the benefits of staying active for our over 55’s. These benefits include:
- Maintaining normality through everyday activities
- Remaining independent
- Improved physical health
- Increased social connection
- Meeting new friends!
Sharing their stories with the group were 3 long term Mildura Waves members – Ian, Josie and Daphne – who all spoke about their experiences as members, their love of remaining active and the many benefits they’ve all seen from regularly attending Mildura Waves. When asked for advice for someone that wants to begin being active all 3 agreed: “Just come along and make a start”.
Are you or someone you know looking to live a more active life? Come see our friendly reception team to help get you started! With activities to suit all fitness levels and interests, there’s something for everyone at Mildura Waves.