Walking Group News
Our regular walks will begin again on Tuesday, 20th March. We will meet every fortnight for local walks, lasting approx 45 minutes and followed by a coffee in one of our gorgeous cafes! The group meets at the Civic Centre at 10 a.m. and we hope you can join us.
If a we do not have enough sighted guides for everyone we can usually walk as a group.
Disability Sport NI have announced a new set of FitHer programmes, scheduled to begin in January 2018.
The FitHer programme is specifically designed for females with disabilities and aims to get them involved in physical activity. Activities have included aerobics, boxercise, badminton, wheelchair activities, multi-sports and dance. All sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the participants and friends and family members are welcome to take part also. The programme is free and open to anyone aged 16 years and over.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm in Craigavon Leisure Centre commencing 10th January 2018.
Tuesdays & Fridays 5:00-6:00pm in Valley Leisure Centre commencing 23rd January 2018.
Anyone interested in participating should register their interest with Patricia O’Neill directly at 028 9046 9925 or email@example.com.
They have also a small number of slots available to run additional FitHer programmes if you know of any groups interested.
Café & Co
Café & Co met once a month in local cafes for coffee, tea, goodies, and chat! It’s a great opportunity to get together and meet new people. Our meetings for the next three months are:
February – Thursday 22nd at Arora, Smyth Patterson, Bow Street. 10.30.
March – Thursday 15th at Glass House, Lisburn Square. 10.30.
April – Friday 20th at Lisburn Cathedral coffee room. Castle Street. 10.30.
We have decided to suspend our pub evenings until the lighter nights, and so the next official Lisburn Outlook pub evening won’t be until April. However, if you would like to meet up informally for a drink, or practise for April, just get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07766 302496
Our walking group outings have now stopped for the Autumn/Winter but will resume in the Spring. If you are interested in joining us then or require further information please give Katy a call on 9266 7053.
A Weekly 5k Walk in the Park!
Did you know parkrun is not just for runners? Walking In Your Community are just days away from launching the 6th ‘Walk @ parkrun’ in Northern Ireland. The initiative set up to encourage more people to get out walking at their local parkrun has been extremely popular with large numbers of walkers turning up weekly with friends, buggies, dogs and kids. Taking place alongside the existing parkrun, walkers are now actively encouraged to come along to;
* Waterworks parkrun, Belfast
* Wallace parkrun, Lisburn
* City Park parkrun, Craigavon
* Valley parkrun, Newtownabbey
* Victoria parkrun, Belfast
* Launching on 3rd Feb: Antrim parkrun
The event officially starts at 9:30am however, it is recommended that walkers arrive at 9:20am to hear the pre-event information and announcements.
Registration is free and can be done online via the parkrun website: www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form – please select #ParkWalk as the club. Once you have registered you will be given a link to download your free barcode. You will need to bring this with you to the event in order to have your time recorded by the team.
For more information please contact Walking In Your Community on 028 9030 3930 or e-mail:
Our Saturday morning Tandem Sessions have now finished for the winter – we hope to resume in February or March 2018. If you would like to join our tandem group please contact Paul on 07889 749992. We are happy to take on beginners as well as welcoming our more experienced cyclists.
Lisburn Macular Group
The Lisburn Macular Society Support Group meet on the second Monday of each month from 11am-12.30pm at The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn. Theirnext meeting will be held on Monday 12th February.
For more information contact Anna on 028 9267 1664.