Fitness park for Taiping’s seniors

Borhan (seated, right) and Teh (seated, left) trying the new equipment during the launch of the community fitness park at Taiping Lake Gardens.

A FITNESS park especially for senior citizens has been set up at the Taiping Lake Gardens.

An initiative of the Rotary Club of

Taiping in collaboration with the OCBC Bank and supported by the Taiping Municipal Council, the community fitness park is one of the many projects undertaken by the club.

During the park’s opening ceremony, the club’s president Ken Teh Kean Seong said the fitness park features a range of exercise equipment that would provide a complete workout for the whole body, especially for senior citizens.

He said since the park was launched on Father’s Day, it could be considered as a gift to all fathers and mothers to enjoy the range of equipment.

He credited OCBC Bank and the municipal council for their contribution towards making this project a reality.

Municipal council president Borhan Abdul Halim congratulated the club and bank for their effort in providing this facility for the community.

He also advised the public to take good care of the equipment and suggested that a community-based patrol be formed.

“The patrol unit can consist of non-governmental organisations and residents to oversee the Lake Garden’s cleanliness and safety.

“They can be known as the ‘Lake Garden Rangers, or Friends of Taiping Lake’, as this will provide the local community a sense of belonging and involvement towards the caring and protection of the oldest public park in the country,” he added.

Taiping MP Teh Kok Lim, who was also present at the event, said the 96.3ha (238 acres) Lake Gardens, which recently gained the National Heritage status, would be protected and safeguarded from any developments.

Project chairman Yeap Thean Eng said more equipment would be added in the future if the public find them beneficial for their health and could use them responsibly.

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