Time to get moving with Torquay RSL

October 8, 2021 BY

Outdoor activities organised by the Torquay RSL are set to run between October 16 to October 24. Photo: SUPPLIED

TORQUAY RSL is encouraging veterans and Emergency Services members to get moving during Veterans’ Health Week.

“Get moving” through physical activity is the focus of this year’s Veterans’ Health Week running from October 16 to October 24.

Torquay RSL is hosting events to encourage veterans, ex-service community and Emergency Service personnel to get involved, their families and mates to get involved.

“Getting moving is one of the most important aspects of maintaining overall health and wellbeing,” Torquay RSL president Bob Tyler said.

“Physical activity sessions in controlled groups, whether they be walking, Yoga, Tai Chi, gym activity or sport, not only get us moving, but they provide a great opportunity to meet other veterans and their families.

“We know from research sources that physical activity and social interaction combine to improve veterans’ mental health and overall wellbeing.”

In addition to the events, Torquay RSL Wellbeing Advocates and Support Officers will also be on hand to answer any questions participants may have about the support services available to them.

Mr Tyler said events were scheduled across Torquay, and all events would adhere to COVID-safe policies.

“On 20 October, we have organised Tai Chi for one hour morning and afternoon at Taylors Park on the grassed area near Torquay RSL at the back of the Bowls Club,” Mr Tyler said.

“A walk to Point Danger from Elephant Walk will be held on 22 October. At the end of the walk, we plan to have a socially distanced BBQ.

“Watch our Facebook page for times of activities, any changes forced upon us, or any other activities we may be able to add to our schedule.

“Finally, Torquay RSL members will also undertake exercise programs locally under the supervision of Exercise Physiologists, who are happy to chat with veterans and their families about programs targeted to assist veterans with various conditions originating from war or defence.”

For more information, or to check on any activity changes to sites and times, please ring the Torquay RSL office on 0409 297 441 or email [email protected]

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