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A FITNESS program tailored for beginners and older residents will return to Port Douglas and Mossman later this year.

Douglas Shire Council has received $14,040 in funding through the North Queensland Sports Foundation Health and Well-being project to deliver an entry-level fitness program targeting seniors and inactive members of the community.

Council anticipates the program will start in October and run for up to 20 weeks.


Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said the program would improve community health and well-being.

“I am really proud to be able to bring a fitness program back to Douglas Shire,” she said.

“Many local seniors have been asking me about bringing back a dedicated fitness  program, which we held a few years ago until funding ran out.

“It is really fitting to announce this fantastic initiative during 2019 Seniors Week when our  community is embracing physical activity and social connectivity.”

The program is designed to establish a link from community health and wellbeing to local  sport and active recreation communities.

Local seniors are invited to free walking hockey activities and an introduction to petanque session to be held at the Port Douglas Community Hall.

See Council’s website for full Seniors Week schedule.

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