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580+ activities make up Moreton Bay’s largest Older & Bolder program ever


Residents aged 50 and over in Moreton Bay will have 582 reasons to keep fit or try something new in 2017 when bookings open for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s largest ever Older and Bolder program.

Bookings open 9am on Tuesday, August 22 for the ever-popular fitness, sport and recreation program which offers free and low-cost activities for residents and ratepayers aged 50 and over.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Parks, Sport and Recreation spokesperson Councillor Darren Grimwade said with more activities than ever before, there would be something for everyone, including surfing, clay target shooting, darts and ballroom dancing.

“Whatever your fitness level, goals or interests, Older and Bolder 2017 will keep you busy with hundreds of free and low-cost activities run by council together with local community groups, fitness provides and clubs,” Cr Grimwade said.

“Moreton Bay has so much to offer, and with Older and Bolder, it’s your opportunity for you to see just what’s on offer, including plenty of activities in your local area.

“Don your tartan kilt or sash for Scottish Country Dancing at Caboolture U3A, take a trip back in time with guided tours of the Caboolture Historical Village, and dust off the paddles for table tennis at Morayfield.

“You can also learn about the fascinating world of bird watching and wildlife photography with classes at CREEC, Burpengary and keep both your body and mind active with gentle exercises.

“Learn the ins and outs of lawn bowls before the 2018 Commonwealth Games with an introductory course at the Bribie Island Bowls Club, or discover the island’s wartime history with guided tours of Fort Skirmish and other key locations.

“People new or otherwise experienced to pilates will also have fun with classes at Beachmere, while avid fishers can also try their luck at kayak fishing at Toorbul.

“The Older and Bolder program is also a great way to socialise with your friends and make new friends with people who share similar interests.

“If you’re over 50 in Moreton Bay and have been looking for that free or low-cost opportunity to try something new or keep active, I encourage you to dive right in and take part in council’s biggest ever Older and Bolder program.”

Activities for Older and Bolder will take place from Saturday, September 2 to Saturday, November 25 2017.

To find out what activities are on offer or secure your place when bookings open visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au, phone 5433 2052 or visit council’s customer service centres at Strathpine, Caboolture or Redcliffe.

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