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Date published: 5th March 2018
Joyce was surprised by her friends and fellow exercise class members who organised a celebration with chocolate cake, music and party hats, although she nearly uncovered the surprise when she arrived at the Library earlier than expected to return some books!
As a founder member of the class, Joyce has been enjoying the benefits of seated exercise since the class was set up by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) in 2015 as part of its Sports Hubs and Clubs programme. The 45-minute session is designed for those who like to keep fit and enjoy a gentle workout while sitting down, and it is regularly attended by up to 15 members.
When asked what she loves about the class, Joyce responded: “There is a real sense of friendship among the group, it is a great place to meet people and socialise. We all have great fun and, of course, I really enjoy the exercise.”
Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC’s Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, said: “My very best wishes to Joyce for a happy birthday! The seated exercise classes offer an opportunity for people to come together to exercise and keep fit. As the group at Sheringham has proved, the sessions also help to generate a sense of community and a place where lasting friendships are made.”
Joyce, who turned 90 on Friday, 2 March, celebrated her birthday with her family at a gathering in Lincolnshire.
Seated exercise classes are run by Wyn Nurse, North Norfolk District Council’s Senior Sport Activator, at:
- Meadow Close, Cromer, Victory Housing Communal Room on Monday at 2pm
- Anchor Close, Sheringham, Victory Housing Communal Room on Tuesday at 2.30pm
- Portal Field, Stalham, Victory Housing Communal Room on Wednesday at 10.30am
- Cromer Library on Thursday at 2pm
- Heather Barrow Court Fakenham Victory Housing Communal room on Friday at 11am
- Sheringham Library on at Friday 2pm.
Last updated: 5th March 2018