A NEW activity event for older adults is set to take place on the 24th May 2017 in dlr Leisure Loughlinstown – The DLR Go For Life Games Blitz.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are joining up with Go For Life and dlr Leisure for this event as part of our mutual aim to promote physical activity for older adults.
The DLR Go For Life Games Blitz will be a fun morning based on the three activities in the National Go For Life Games - Lobbers, Flisk and Scidils - the aim of which is to involve older people in recreational sport.
This event is open to anyone over the age of 55 years living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, but pre-registration by the 19th May is essential. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are taking registrations for either teams of 6 people or individuals who would like to take part and they will be placed in a mixed team. An Application Form is available by calling 01-2719502 for any queries and those who would like to sign up.
Shane McArdle, Coordinator with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership, highlighted the inclusive nature of the event “all activities are fully accessible and easy to start so are very suitable for all abilities. While there will be a competitive element to the morning, the focus will be on taking part so we are encouraging anyone to come and give it a try.”
A key part of the day will be the selection of a team of 12 to represent Dun Laoghaire Rathdown at The National Go For Life Games 2017, taking place on the 10th June in DCU. The games are organised through the national Go For Life programme and the HSE. The overall goal of Go for Life Games is to get older people more active, more often by playing games which are suitable and of interest to them.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This event is part-funded by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the HSE and the Go for Life programme.