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DSYA keeps senior citizens moving

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Tobago’s senior citizens are being encouraged to keep moving by engaging in sport and physical activity. The Division of Sport and Youth Affairs will be hosting its first Active Seniors Programme from June 24th, 2019 and will run until July 27th at various locations across Tobago. The activities offered will serve to assist these persons in maintaining basic cognitive and motor skills, while promoting healthy lifestyles.

Javon Carrington, Sport Development Officer within the Department of Sport shares, “This initiative is specifically designed for our seniors who would like to get going and moving with their peers. We wanted to capture the need to get active and package it into an effective, purposeful programme that would improve lives.”

Targeted towards persons who are 55 years and older, a total of 17 communities will be impacted. Some these areas include: Mt. St. George, Charlotteville, Speyside, Roxborough, Louis D’or, Moriah, Bloody Bay, Mason Hall, Calder Hall, Signal Hill, Mt. Grace, Patience Hill, Signal Hill, Canaan, Black Rock, Plymouth and Mt Pleasant.

Participants can look forward to a holistic programme through support from the Tobago Regional Health Authority which will offer routine medical check-ups before each activity. This will ensure that each person is engaged according to their capabilities.

Interested persons can register on the day at the various communities. For more information persons can contact the Department of Sport at 612-3792 ext. 1006/1047 or email dsya_sport@gov.tt.