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El Rosario launches free season of gym sessions for older generation 

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El Rosario has launched a new programme providing free sport for the older generation.

“Gymnastics for Seniors” will be carried out twice a week in five different areas of the municipality.

The venture is organised by the local council’s department of social action and equality as it does each year.

Entirely free, it is aimed at people over 60 or people with disabilities registered in El Rosario and will be developed between October 2017 and June 2018.

Councillor for social action and equality, María Ángeles Rodríguez said the sessions present a unique opportunity for the older folk of the municipality to get into shape and meet others. They are distributed across El Rosario to give everyone a chance of getting to them.

“This activity is carried out with the aim of delaying the effects of aging, cultivating the physical, psychological and social state of the person,” she explained. “For this purpose, different exercises have been designed that improve perfor-mance, flexibility, balance and circulation of users, which result in an increase in the sense of well-being and an improvement in the interper-sonal relationships of the elderly person.”

Activities take place in the sports centre of “José Martín Martín” of Lomo Pelado; in the centre of the Third Age of La Esperanza; in the “Emeterio Gil Cruz” Sports Centre, Llano del Moro; in the Sports Centre of El Chorrillo and in the Terrero de Lucha “Quin-tín Hernández”, House of Traditions.

Those interested in attending these classes can still enroll in the Department of Social Action and Equality, in the building of the old town hall, 2nd floor, La Esperanza, or in the Mayor’s Office of Llano Blanco, or by calling 922 01 01 60 Ext. 1100-1114-2014.

During the maintenance sessions there will be different physical exercises according to the age of the participants, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques and memory training exercises to maintain a better quality of life.