A substantial workforce
The Belverins Sports Retirees Association (ARSB) held its general assembly on November 26. More than 330 members practice either leisure activities or sports activities or even often both. “After a lackluster year, activities have resumed their pre-Covid pace, and that’s good, because they allow retirement to live well and are an excellent medicine”, underlines Anne-Marie Leroy, president of the ARSB.
Two activities practiced by each member on average
The youngest member is 56 years old and the oldest 93 years old. Attendance at activities is on average 72% female and 28% male. Leisure activities (drawing / painting, theater, computers, English, manual work and cardboard, choir, games) are practiced by 210 members, with games and the choir (more than 50) in the lead.
Sports activities (rebound tennis, archery, cycling, gymnastics, table tennis, country dance, petanque, Memory Activation, ballroom dances, hiking, adapted gymnastics) recorded 215 memberships, half for gymnastics. “Each member practices an average of two activities, adds the secretary, Monique Pépin. It is desirable to increase sports or leisure activities; it is in the opinion of the medical profession. The animators will be happy to introduce you. “
Twenty-four facilitators trained
Twelve activities are offered under the supervision of 24 animators. “Our sports leaders follow a training course with the French Federation for Sports Retirement, which guarantees their skills, both in terms of safety and technique, specifies the president. Four dance instructors have just successfully completed their last training course and three hiking instructors will soon be on training »
Several projects for 2022
At the top of the projects for the end of the year was obviously participation in the Telethon with the sale of objects from the manual work-cardboard section in the hall of Super U, and the morning hike on December 4. Concerts, trips (including a surprise), belote contests, and other festive events follow one another throughout the year. A working group will also be set up to work on the ARSB website which, already very rich and very useful, will integrate new tools to become a real interactive means of communication.
Information and contact: Phone. 07 70 57 26 45 or 02 51 68 63 44.