Earlier this year Council agreed to introduction of a special discounted membership to Eaton Recreation Centre & 24 Hour Gym for 80 years and over.
From this month, shire residents aged 80 and over will pay no more than $50 per year for access to facilities at Eaton Recreation Centre.
The news was welcomed by member of four years Roy Palmer who is 81 and was paying $751 for his annual membership but will now pay the new $50 capped fee.
Since he started attending ERC four times per week, Roy says he has lost 43kgs, seen a reduction in his blood pressure, sleeps better and is enjoying many other health benefits pointed out by his GP.
Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said ERC had 10 members over 80 and they were an absolute inspiration on the benefits of maintaining activity as you age.
He hoped both the discount and members like Ray would encourage other senior members of the community to explore the benefits of a gym membership.
The new 80 and over gym membership is capped at $50 per year.