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Media release: Kingston hub is an Ageing Backward centre of health and fitness

Nov 12, 2021

Community Based Support Kingston Hub has become an Ageing Backwards centre of health and fitness.

Community Based Support CEO Allyson Warrington said many clients are enjoying the new program being rolled out.

“We know that once all of pass the age of 40, our knees, backs, hips, neck and shoulders can cause us issues if we don’t look after them,” Ms Warrington said.

“However, with Ageing Backwards, our clients receive a level of expertise, including orthopaedic exercise specialists working with them to ensure they receive real benefits.”

Ms Warrington said Ageing Backwards improves quality of life through functional movement.

“What we do is enable our clients to come together – whatever their level of fitness and age – and walk away with a real sense of accomplishment.”

Ms Warrington said clients are transported to the Ageing Backwards classes in the Blackmans Bay Hall twice a week.

The Mayor of Kingborough Paula Wriedt said the Council was supportive of Community Based Support’s services for Tasmania’s aged and people living with disability.

“CBS’s motto is allowing people to live the lives they choose to live,” Ms Wriedt said.

“CBS provides in-home support for Tasmanian over 65 who want to remain in their own homes, which is good for everyone in the community and relieves pressure on the residential care facilities in our municipality.

“I am very supportive of the Kingston Hub min Highfield, which provides people with a place to meet their friends and to enjoy many activities both in and outside the Hub itself.”

To learn more about our Ageing Backwards program and social hubs, call us on 1300 227 827.


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