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Last modified: 27 Oct 2020 9:42am

An older couple in a hall hold a green scarf taut between then while one stands on one foot

A celebration walk marked the end of 10 days of SWELL events and activities drawing hundreds of older Selwyn residents.

The walk through Lincoln’s walking tracks and reserves with a talk from a Council biodiversity officer marked the end of 79 different workshops, talks and activities for this year’s SWELL, aimed at helping older residents live well.

Particularly popular events included the Have a Go Days from over 25 clubs. Fitness activities such as sit and be fit, Tai Chi and aqua aerobics classes also drew attention, with new members signing up for long-term classes.

In particular, the Zumba Gold class was such a hit with participants, it prompted the Council to organise its first weekly class to be held on Fridays at the Lincoln Event Centre.

Senior District Sports and Recreation Programme Coordinator Linda Miratana says the class focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

“It is super fun and great for both body and mind. The instructor describes it as 45 mins of low intensity dance fun, rather than feeling like a physical workout.”