At the Wentworth Recreation Centre, Mary Purdy, (front row third from the left) teaches yoga to members of a session (front row) Marilyn MacLean, Joanne Ferdinand, Carolyn MacAloney, Peggy Patriquin, Audrey Crew, (back row) Mary Anne Jay, Suzie Ozawa and Joan Johnston. The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board gave a wellness grant to aid in the yoga program. Contributed
WENTWORTH - At 10 a.m. on Friday mornings, yoga is taught and acted out at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Mary Purdy is the teacher and she says the maximum number of people for her class should be 20, although in Wentworth that number has not yet been reached and there are still spaces open. Mary has been teaching wellness programs in the local area for over 25 years. Mary's passion is providing programs to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. She is a registered yoga teacher and a meditation teacher.
The Wentworth Pioneers (a senior club) believe in helping to keep all ages in the community, including seniors, living a healthy life-style. For this reason, the Pioneers applied for a wellness grant from the Pugwash and Area Community Health Board. The classes are open to all, but the grant was to encourage seniors aged 55+ to join as well in order to promote mobility, improve balance and prevent falls. Fortunately, the Pioneers received the grant and it is now being spent as the Pioneers' contribution to both Mary Purdy and the Wentworth Recreation Centre.
(For the full story, see the May 28 issue of The Citizen)