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Activage: Keeping Healthy and Active

Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Activage: Keeping Healthy and Active

Activage: Keeping Healthy and Active

“Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.” (NHS)

As you get older it becomes even more important to be active, to stay healthy and maintain your independence. Being physically active will ensure that you can still enjoy doing all the things you took for granted when you were younger, as well as lowering your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.

It’s a simple health message: if you want to stay pain-free, reduce your risk of mental illness, and be able to go out and stay independent well into old age, you need to keep moving.

There are lots of ways you can keep moving and be active, and it’s not just about exercising. South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Activage initiative provides opportunities for older people to take part in a variety of physical activity programmes and classes, from walking, swimming, fitness classes and gym use to name a few.

For only £53.00 per year you can enjoy unlimited use of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s (SLLC’s) indoor leisure facilities (conditions apply).

Already an Activage member?

You can pay your annual fee by using our easy Join@Home service.  Visit www.sllcmembership.co.uk - all you need is your existing member ID and pin number.  If you need a note of your ID number ask at the leisure centre reception or if you have forgotten your unique pin number, follow the online instructions.

Alternatively, you can pay in person at any leisure centre reception.

New members?

You are entitled to an Activage Card if you are both –

· a resident of South Lanarkshire* and

· aged 60 years and over

How do I get an SLLC Activage Card?

You will need to –

· complete the application form (available at leisure centre receptions)

· provide proof of age

· provide photographic ID

· provide proof of your South Lanarkshire address

Take your completed application form, proof of eligibility and payment to your nearest SLLC centre.

* If you are not a resident of South Lanarkshire, but are aged 60 or over, senior rates apply.