Libraries encourage seniors to get moving for healthy aging | Goldfields Library Corporation

Libraries encourage seniors to get moving for healthy aging

Monday 3 May 2021

Over 60s will be encouraged to pick up a hoop and get wiggling in one of the free classes offered as part of an eight-week exercise program at local libraries.

Goldfields Libraries have teamed up with the City of Greater Bendigo to deliver a program of fun and fitness for older adults.

The eight-week free exercise program aims to support people over 60 to become more active, and offers opportunities to try age-appropriate hula hooping (yes, you read that correctly!), tai chi, yoga and dance.

“We’re excited to be able to offer classes tailored to older adults that are sure to offer a bit of fun as well as fitness”, said Goldfields Libraries Programs and Events Coordinator Tammy Higgs.

The classes will be held at the Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat libraries and be facilitated by instructors who are experienced in working with older adults, including those with limited mobility.

“There’s no need to have experience, or be fit already,” said Ms Higgs.

“The classes are open to anyone over 60 – or thereabouts - and we’d love people to come along, even if they’re feeling unfit or lacking in confidence.”

Participants will also receive free goodie bags including localised information on services and activities to get involved in, and some nice surprises.

For more information, and to make bookings, visit or phone Bendigo Library on 5449 2700 or Kangaroo Flat Library on 5447 8344.


senior women with hula hoops