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Hurstville seniors to enjoy new gym facilities

By Louise Morrin

The Hurstville region is a fantastic place for any homebuyer, whether it's a family or professional couple. However, Hurstville is also home to a large senior population.

According to the local council, over 32 per cent of residents in the region are aged over 50. 

For older residents of property in Carlton, or households who have an elderly loved one, you'll soon be able to enjoy new fitness facilities at local Hurstville Park. 

"This project forms part of council's ongoing commitment to meet the needs of seniors by promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly those living in apartment dwellings," said Hurstville mayor Con Hindi. 

"The equipment is designed to encourage seniors to get active and has the potential to provide many health benefits including better posture, improved balance and greater flexibility."

At the park, locals can now take advantage of a leg press, chess press, stepping stones, aerobic cycle, elliptical trainers and more. Best of all, this equipment is free to use and will be available from early November. 

With World Arthritis Day occurring earlier this week (October 12), seniors across the globe are encouraged to stay fit and active. According to a World Arthritis Day factsheet, physical movement is crucial for those suffering from rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

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