The New Age Games boccia session will be held at The Salvation Army, 70 Mare Street, E8 4RT (located next door to St Joseph's Hospice) on Monday 6, 13, 20 and 27 February due to essential fire assessment work. Sessions will take place as normal at 10.30am-11.30am.
The boccia session will resume at The Regents Estate Pensioners Club, 33 Brougham Road, Regent Estate, E8 4PD, from 6 March 2017.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The New Age Games is a sport and physical activity programme for Hackney residents aged 50 and over, which provides opportunities for older people to increase and sustain healthy levels of exercise.
There's no need to book - just turn up at the first session. We'll make every effort to accommodate you, but participation is on a first come first served basis.
Please print and complete the registration form before attending, and give it to the instructor at the session. If you have any underlying health concerns which could get worse with exercise, they'll give you another form to take to your GP.
The Wednesday tennis session at Clissold Park, 10.30am - 12 noon, (delivered in partnership with Hackney Tennis Club) will continue in January as part of the New Age Games programme. You must be over 50 years of age and be a resident of Hackney to be eligible to attend the scheme.
Your feedback helps us improve the programme and helps us keep it going. Please take a moment to complete this short survey.
Alternatively, you can get a paper copy from your instructor. You only need to complete this survey once. The closing date is 27 January.
Guide to activities
Archery is a low impact sport, suitable for most abilities. Sessions are held indoors. Attendees learn how to hold a bow and shoot at the target as well as learning the rules of the ancient sport. Maximum number of participants: 18.
A racquet sport played by either 2 opposing players (singles) or 2 opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court.
A target ball sport belonging to the same family as petanque and bowls. The session is of low intensity and suitable for all abilities.
A dance fitness programme, which originated from Columbia. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.
Chair-based exercises help people with mobility problems to keep active. Chair-based exercises are designed to help people build-up their activity levels without putting unwanted strain on their hips, legs or arms. This makes them ideal for people with arthritis or osteoporosis, or who have had back, knee or hip surgery. Also, because the activities gently build up a person's fitness, they are suitable for people who have very low levels of fitness.
Learn how to ride or cycle off road in the beautiful surroundings of the river Lea. All equipment is provided.
An aerobic programme to a range of cultural music to move to and enjoy. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.
Fit to tone
A varied aerobic fitness workout to music, focusing on improving strength, endurance and flexibility.
A facility which provides a range of equipment to help you stay physically active. Staff are on hand to provide advice and support.
A body-conditioning routine which helps improve flexibility, strength and endurance. Provides a strong focus to develop the body's core muscles and improving balance and co-ordination.
Swimming for beginners
Improve your confidence by learning swimming strokes in this introduction to the swimming environment. The emphasis is on development of very basic motor skills.
A dance fitness programme, which originated from the Caribbean. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.
Indoor and outdoor.
A minimal-contact sport with one main difference to standard football - no running. A great way to keep fit, learn new skills and socialise at the same time.
A type of resistance training done mostly vertically and without swimming, in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool.
An ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, posture and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.