“Have more than enough energy!”, The “silver volunteers” of Lebedinsky GOK assure and prove this in practice: on December 17, activists of the Metalloinvest corporate program “Respond! Restless ”- members of the Magnetic Attraction health group – held a health festival.
Retired Lebedinsky GOK, can not sit still
Photo: Alexander Belashov
They are always ready to set an example and teach a master class on an active lifestyle. Over the four years of the club’s existence for older athletes, they have already won a Metalloinvest grant, created a Nordic walking course using the funds received, purchased the necessary equipment, held dozens of different events, and participated in competitions at the city and regional levels.
Now the restless ones have also joined the corporate volunteer program: they enthusiastically attract newcomers to their ranks, inviting not only the swans who have gone on a well-deserved rest, but also simply the residents of the city for whom the “silver age” is just a new stage in active life. As part of the project, club regulars hold competitions and health festivals so that everyone who joins the movement feels: years are no obstacle to sports!
One such event was held last Tuesday. Pensioners of the enterprise started at the site of the fitness center Lebedinsky GOK fun competitions in the form of relay races. Running, jumping, throwing the ball into the basket – they can do everything! Representatives of the older generation competed with such enthusiasm that even youth would envy. And at the end of the sports festival, the participants of Magnetic Attraction received a pleasant present: basketball, football and volleyball balls, racquets and shuttlecocks for badminton, fitballs, as well as a three-in-one set – chess, backgammon and checkers.
Andrey Zamula, head of the Lebedinsky GOK Group of External Social Programs, presented gifts to pensioners, thanking them for their positive and fighting spirit
Photo: Alexander Belashov
“I am sure that the new sports equipment will help you diversify your regular sports activities and attract more new people to the club,” said Andrey Nikolaevich. – As you know, the health festival is being held with us as part of the “Week of Kindness” of the corporate volunteer program “Respond!”. An action in social rehabilitation for minors has already taken place, today the “silver volunteers” have joined and there is still much more to come. Such a variety of events suggests that we have a lot of useful ideas and opportunities to make the lives of Gubkin residents even more comfortable, interesting and kinder!
Zoya Dolzhenko, a member of the Magnetic Attraction health group, a retired Lebedinsky GOK:
– Our club has already 25 members, but we are always happy to welcome new members. I want to tell all senior citizens of the plant and the city: instead of lying on the couch and watching TV, come to us! At least for a start, see how fun, interesting and cool is here! Classes are free, there is a comfortable room, a lot of equipment – thanks to Lebedinsky GOK, the Metalloinvest company for supporting and not forgetting us, pensioners. It is so sweet! In FOK we play, and we train on simulators, in winter we walk and run skiing. In addition, we go together to the Dolphin pool or the Forest Tale, and the plant allocates us a bus. Pluses – a lot! Be sure to come, because sport is health, well-being and communication with like-minded people!
Vladimir Prasolov, member of the Magnetic Attraction health group, retired Lebedinsky GOK:
– In the club almost the second year. I feel that I have become much more cheerful and optimistic. Our team is wonderful, friendly, constantly inventing something new. For example, we’ve joined the “silver volunteering”, we attract new people and conduct various competitions. I think this is very significant, because volunteering is the support that you can give to others. This is a chance to show people what opportunities they have to make their life better and more beautiful.