Celebrating healthy and active ageing

2015-04-29 09:23

ON 13 May, the Pietermaritzburg and District Council for the Care of the Aged (Padca) will host the Padca Mile, an outdoor event that promotes and celebrates healthy and active ageing.

The event will be held at the Maritzburg College Goldstone field and will start at 9am. There will be three fun walks for distances of one kilometre, 3.5km and seven kilometres. There will also be a tea garden and wellness displays and activities sponsored by key partners.

Padca’s brand strategist, Kelly Hodgkins, said that the Padca Mile started in 2013.

“J. Leslie Smith andamp; Co’s sponsorship has allowed us to continue to spread the word about the Padca Mile, encourage more participants and get senior citizens walking.

“Maritzburg College is hosting the Padca Mile, but isn’t otherwise uninvolved. We greatly appreciate the use of their grounds.

“We pre-register the participants for the Padca Mile,” said Hodgkins.

Padca’s CEO Hillary Mumford said in a statement: “It is a great opportunity for all senior citizens in Pietermaritzburg­ and the Midlands, whether members of the Padca family or not, to enjoy a fun morning out.”

To avoid queuing on the day, pre-registration for the walks is encouraged.

Contact Jean at 033 345 4711 or visit www.padca.co.za for more details and entry forms

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