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Moray people invited to try walking hockey

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WALKING hockey for older people is starting up in Moray.

A free session at Hanover Housing's Linkwood View property on Elgin's Thornhill Drive takes place on Wednesday.

Getting underway at 2pm, it is part of First Time for Everything programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and Prudential to give older people an opportunity to try something new. Staying active and social has been proven to be important to keeping fit and well in older age.

Ian Menzies, First Time for Everything co-cordinator, said: “Hockey is great for all ages – the extra benefits that it has for older people is that it helps maintain balance, core strength, concentration, builds confidence and above all is a sociable and fun activity."

Participants will be taken through the basic techniques of hockey, including ball control and tactics.

No experience is required as the session is designed for complete beginners and although it is called walking hockey, participants will be able to take part seated or in a wheelchair.

All equipment will be provided on the day.

Light refreshments will be served and there will also be an opportunity to hear about other local RVS activities that may be of interest.

To book a place, contact Ian Menzies on 07342 052420 or email: ian.menzies@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.

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