Now that their holidays and city breaks are cancelled, their singing group remain silent and their Knitting and Art group are now confined to working at home behind closed doors, the athletic track has now become a place of refuge.
Research had shown that regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimers disease. It helps to maintain healthy muscle and bone, improves balance and risk of falls.
Their members are very much in the “vulnerable” category and so to improve physical and mental wellbeing, some members continue to enjoy a daily walk on the track. They observe social distancing by walking in pairs on different lanes (keeping one lane apart). They chat while walking even though they may have to turn up the volume to hear each other.
Everyone is welcome who may feel lonely or isolated during this pandemic to join them at 10.30 for your daily walk. Afterwards, they don our masks, sanitise, give their name and contact number to staff and enjoy a friendly cuppa,(seated apart) in Gullane’s Hotel.
New members are always welcome. Enquiries to: Mgt. Brennan, Ph.090 964 2061 or Chris O’Flynn (PRO) Ph. 087 649 2466 or visit their website http://ballinasloeactiveretirement.blogspot.com/
A montage of pictures reminds us all of what fun and laughter we usually have in a typical year and what we hope we will be allowed do again.
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