Get active at the Hackney New Age Games
Archery, mountain biking and Pilates are among the activities on offer during the New Age Games activity programme for residents aged 50 plus.
The Games are held at local leisure centres, parks and other venues across the borough and sessions are free for all Hackney residents aged 50 above.
The New Aged Games began in 2011 and now 500 people are registered with the scheme. A recent survey showed that 99.6 per cent of clients would recommend the scheme to a friend and 99.6 per cent said that the scheme had helped them improve their quality of life, including increased feelings of happiness, ability to socialise and improved self confidence.
Over the years, the New Age Games have proved very popular with hundreds of over 50s who have tried new sports and activities. The majority of those have said that taking part has been beneficial to their health and wellbeing. I’m delighted to see that, no matter what their interests or ability, these Games are a place to have fun, meet new people and get active.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council