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Published August 2nd 2018
Seniors - here is a choice for doing low impact exercise
There are many events nowadays for seniors - some are purely having fun, eating out, and some are exercise based. As we age, some of us tend to become more sedentary than we were in our younger days. So, this is a list of a few places where seniors can get together with others and join a walking group.
You can then pick and choose which one suits you and possibly also improve your fitness level, even if only slightly!
This is a fun event and the WA Detective Trails are self-guided historical walks around WA with a unique puzzle-solving twist!
Each walk trail has a fictitious crime to solve, as well as a list of suspects. Each time you stop on the trail you will be you hunting high and low to solve that particular clue and reveal the identity of an innocent suspect.
When you have finished the walk, there will be only one name left – that of the guilty person!
At this event, you will not only exercise your body but also your mind in an entertaining and engaging way. At the same time, you will be celebrating the history of the great state of Western Australia, with trails for Perth city, Kings Park, Fremantle, Guildford, Rottnest and more!
The WA Detective Trails series is written by Perth parent and author, Wendy Palmer. She created the puzzle walk trails after trying to explore tourist areas with her son, who had no interest in the historical or cultural attractions but did enjoy spotting hidden things and solving puzzles. This is perfect for walking groups, social clubs, family outings and grandchild wrangling.
One of the people who has done this says "As a group of 65 plus aged ladies we had so much fun, many laughs, learnt heaps and thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles. It required all our brains combined and still we had to resort to the cheat sheet on a couple but managed to find the thief in the end! I've had three emails from the girls, thanking me for doing the puzzle as it was so much fun!! Really made our stay on Rottnest special."
You can go to this site to easily download and print your walk trail in minutes. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost for downloading them is $9.95.
There are varying trails and distances, and you can see a list of all the trails you have a choice of at this site.
Guided River Walks
The Swan River walk starts from Point Reserve on North Road at 10.00 am. It then heads east towards Success Hill, going past historical sites, architecture and points of interest. Highlights include the unique pillar box, Earlsferry House and the significant Moreton Bay fig tree.
On this walk, you need comfortable shoes, a water bottle and weather appropriate apparel. Walks will take place rain, hail or shine!
The meeting place is Point Reserve, North Road Bassendean, and parking is at the top car-park only. Times are from 9.45 am to 12 noon.
The following are dates that this event will be on:
Guided Walks Bassendean
On these walks, you will learn about the local history, culture and architecture on Old Perth Road as you walk with your volunteer guide.
The meeting point is at the Bassendean Memorial Library foyer at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start. This walk will last for 1½ hours, and you need to wear comfy shoes and bring a water bottle. It is a FREE event.
The Wednesday dates for this event are:
Seniors Club Network
This is a seniors group who meet regularly, and amongst the outings they have are various walks.
They are the Northern Suburbs Seniors Social Group with the Parent Organisation being the Riverview Burswood Church, Burswood.
This group was established to enable Seniors living in the Northern Suburbs to become socially active.
For more information, contact: Lyn Clark on 0419 936 503, or email: email@example.com
These walks are all conducted in a safe environment and usually, there is even a warm up before you start. If you are interested in any of these walking areas, you just attend the group at the regular meeting time and ask to register with one of their volunteer Mall Walking Leaders.
There are several areas where they do "mall walking" as follows: