The Badajoz Sports Schools for the elderly will reach the districts with activities such as hiking, petanque or paddle tennis

Activities such as hiking, tai chi, table tennis, zumba, petanque or paddle tennis that users of the Senior Care Campaign can enjoy until June 17, 2022.

This campaign began in mid-September with the aim of “giving a bonus” to the elderly to continue putting them in shape, practicing a sport different from physical conditioning, along with other purposes such as motivating them to practice other sports and improve breathing and physical appearance or avoiding loneliness.

In relation to the inscriptions, the mayor has specified that they must be users of the Campaign of Attention to the Elderly and, specifically, of the physical conditioning activities in levels 1 and 2, except in the case of petanque, relaxation and routes hikers.

In any case, they are required to have a medical file that their family doctor fills out so that the Delegation of Elders has proof that they are suitable to carry out said activity.

The council tries to agree with the elderly which of these free and limited activities best suits their needs. The regulations communicated by Public Health must also be followed, among which the city council places special emphasis on the mandatory use of a mask, maintaining social distance, and hand washing and disinfection.

On this occasion the schools present 11 sports including hiking routes, paddle tennis, tai chi, table tennis, badminton, petanque, zumba, walking soccer, indoor cycling, Pilates and relaxation.

As a novelty, districts such as Valdebótoa are also incorporated, where there will be hiking and Pilates routes; Sagrajas with hiking and pilates routes; Balboa with petanque, hiking route and a multisport activity; Villafranco with petanque, paddle tennis and multisport; Gévora with hiking and pilates routes; and Novelda with hiking and pilates routes.

On the other hand, beyond the Sports Schools, this Tuesday a new reading club for the elderly is being held at the Santa Marina Senior Center with Manuel Pecellín. An appointment that will be repeated on the first Tuesday of each month, in November with the pharmacist and writer Cecilio Venegas, although in December it will move to Thursday the 16th with the poet Antonia Cerrato and poetry dedicated to Christmas.


Antonio Cavacasillas has dedicated his first words in this telematic appearance to condemn “any type of act of violence against any type of person”, in relation to the aggression suffered by the spokesman of the Municipal Socialist Group in the town hall and first vice president of the Diputación de Badajoz, Ricardo Cabezas.

Thus, Cavacasillas has sent Cabezas his “support and encouragement so that this type of event never happens again” in a “modern” city, which “respects”, “safe”, and in which all people “have to walk around the street safely and freely. “




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