Wellness centre upgraded

A SAFE, supportive space for seniors and carers, the Uniting Senior Wellness Centre has opened its doors to a newly refurbished space for fitness and wellness in Beverly Hills.
Whether it’s a fitness class or group activities such as an art class, a book club, a game of mahjong or even bus outings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Judith and Rodney, who live in the area, had a sneak peek of the centre before it opened and were excited at the prospect of being able to exercise and socialise more often.
“We have Damian coming to our house once a week to help us keep fit and prepare us for our upcoming knee operations,” they said.
“He’s since suggested we come to the Senior Wellness Centre to increase our exercise regime to more than one hour weekly.”
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Damian Cohen said the gym offered individualised exercise programs, targeted resistance equipment and guidance from qualified health professionals.
“Judith and Rodney are going to get the best health outcomes by using the right equipment here at the gym rather than being limited by what they can do at home,” he said.
Chun Ying Pan who used to visit the centre with her friends for an occasional game of mahjong, before it was refurbished, said she was impressed by the new premises.
“With the addition of the gym equipment since the refurbishment, I can now participate in even more activities,” she said.
The centre, located at 18 Bridgeview Street and open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, also offers respite to carers who need to take a break on a regular basis.
Details: or 1800 864 846.