OLDER people across the county will be helped to feel ‘full of life’ by Halo Leisure as part of a national initiative next week.

National Older Peoples Day – on Tuesday – has been set up to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to society, while tackling negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

In Herefordshire, Halo Leisure is inviting older people in Herefordshire to visit one of its eight centres at Hereford, Leominster, Bromyard, Ross, Ledbury and Wigmore, for advice and guidance on getting more physically active.

Kieram Hallam, Halo fitness supervisor, said: “This year the theme for the day is ‘full of life’ and exercise is one of those activities we can all do to help us achieve just that.

“Being more physically active encourages people to prepare well for and enjoy a positive later life which benefits each of us individually and society as a whole.”

Halo aims to help increase activity levels and improve overall health with specialist staff available to introduce people to activities.

But it’s not just older people that can take advantage – anyone of any age who visits a Halo Centre on Tuesday will be given a complimentary seven-day pass to try the facilities and activities on offer.

Halo discounts are available for people aged 65 and over, for people with disabilities and for those on means-tested benefits.