Murray Leisure Centre sweeps regional pool of categories at 2017 COTA Active Ageing Awards


Leisure Lifestyle coordinator Lynne Gardiner (centre) with COTA manager Phil Airey (left) and shire president David Bolt.
Leisure Lifestyle coordinator Lynne Gardiner (centre) with COTA manager Phil Airey (left) and shire president David Bolt.

MURRAY Leisure Centre swept the regional pool of categories in the 2017 COTA Active Ageing Awards, winning the best regional provider, best regional instructor and best regional participant awards.

The centre won the best regional provider award with Hayley Coote taking best regional instructor and the best regional participant award going to Jillian Giles.

The centre continued its success from last year by maintaining an excellent seniors’ friendly atmosphere, environment and access for all levels of seniors.

Additional equipment was bought for balance work along with new activities for Living Longer Living Stronger members, including resistance training in the pool with resistance tubing.

The centre also celebrated a range of events and senior friendly activities such as its 21st birthday and community wellness day, extending the program to locals.

The centre raised the prominence of Active Ageing through collaborative efforts with Injury Matters, Murray Masters Swim Club, Peel Seniors Recreation Council and GPs and allied health providers while reaching the community through pop-up fitness displays.

One collaboration with Injury Matters resulted in bringing Hot Water Yoga alongside Living Longer Living Stronger as a complementary activity while participants experienced a range of improvements and achievements ranging from rehabilitative restorations from falls and surgery to athletic milestones such as half marathons.

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