Lawn bowls enthusiasts at an Epping retirement village will be learning from a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Residents at Stockland’s Plenty Valley Retirement Village will take part in a free coaching clinic with Australian international Carla Krizanic.

Krizanic won gold medals in the fours and triples at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Residents will hit the bowling green with Krizanic on April 24 to sharpen their skills as part of a three-year partnership between Stockland and Bowls Australia.

Stockland retirement living sustainability manager Amy Hogan said the clinic was a fun chance for residents to stay healthy.

“The coaching clinic is a fantastic opportunity for residents to rub shoulders with the sport’s elite and make new friends with like-minded retirees,” she said.

“Many of our village residents regularly play lawn bowls and are former champion bowlers or ex-coaches.”

Bowls Australia chief executive Neil Dalrymple said lawn bowls was a fantastic form of physical activity for older Australians.

“Playing social or competitive bowls has been found to have a number of physical and mental health benefits that increases the happiness of older people,” he said. “It encourages the full breadth of muscle movement.”