2 Dec 2019

Help older Australians get active with new City of Parramatta subsidy

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  • Senior citizens being active in Parramatta
    Senior citizens being active in Parramatta

City of Parramatta Council is offering local sport, fitness and exercise professionals the chance to help improve the physical health of older Australians through its new Better Ageing Fitness Development Subsidy Program.

For the first time, qualified professionals working in the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA) can apply for a subsidy of up to $800 to undertake an eligible professional development course to better engage with people aged over 65.

“Being active greatly improves our overall health and wellbeing. Not only is Council’s new subsidy program a fantastic opportunity for local fitness instructors to expand their skills, but it also benefits the older members of our growing community,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.

“Council is dedicated to increasing the number and types of physical activities available to people aged over 65, including those from low socioeconomic and culturally diverse communities.”

The first round of applications open today and close on 31 January 2020, followed by two other rounds later in the year.

Council is delivering the Better Ageing Fitness Development Subsidy Program thanks to $289,000 in funding from Sport Australia’s Move It AUS - Better Ageing Grant Program.

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