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Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. a uniquely Western Australian organisation is recognised as the peak body for organisations supporting seniors' involvement in sport and recreation the Council is constantly reviewing its strategies to increase the participation of seniors in sport, recreation and associated physical and mental activity. Within the Council’s resource limitations it has directed initiatives towards the areas of participation encouragement, policy development, community leadership promotion and the over fifties potential for community contribution.

Patron: Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia.

SRCWA-Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Event Registrations Now Open

Registrations are now open for ourvery popular FREE SRCWA - Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Event to be held on Friday 15th June 2018 are now open.  The previous session held on Friday 16th January 2018, was fully booked out within four days of being announced.
Call our office on 08 9492 9774 to book your place.

Click here or on the image below for our event flyer.

 

SRCWA Over 60's Mixed Pairs Bowls

A record 72 teams took part in the 2018 Seniors Recreation Council State Over 60’s Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowls tournament. Held at various clubs throughout the Perth Metropolitan area the finals played at the Sorrento Bowling Club on Thursday 19th April 2018. Congratulations to Sam Perica (Cambridge) and Lea Mias (Melville) who won Thursday’s final 16-11 over husband and wife team Ross (Sorrento) and Trish Cunningham (Mosman Park). Semi- Finalists on the day were: Lee Farrell (Osborne Park) & Irene Arndt (Safety Bay), Kathy Gobbart (Sorrento) & Bill Savell (Dudley Park). SRCWA acknowledges Bowls WA President Ken Pride, Bowls WA Staff and all those involved for running a great event.

Results can be found on the Bowls WA website Click Here

Photos from the finals can be viewed here.

SRCWA Rockingham Have a Go Day
a LiveLighter Event a Great Success

While the weather threatened early in the morning it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of an estimated 1000 seniors attending the 8th SRCWA Rockingham Branch Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter Event held at Aqua Jetty in Warnbro. There were more than 80 sites and activities spread across the main hall and the grassed area showcasing Clubs, Groups, Agencies and Businesses from the Rockingham and surrounding areas. The Official Opening commenced at 10.30am with introduction by Hugh Rogers, SRCWA, State President then Barry Sammels, City of Rockingham Mayor officially opened the day and Cr. Chris Elliott did a fantastic job as MC. Activities included Alzheimer’s Australia, Australian Hearing - Hearing Tests, Croquet - Mandurah Croquet & Recreation Club, Curtin FM 100.1 Radio Broadcasting, Dance Floor Programme, Petanque, Tai Chi - Rockingham Taoist Tai Chi Society, Warnbro Pharmacy - Health Checks, SRCWA Rockingham Pole Walking & Spinning Demonstrations. Simply Swing, Sing Australia Rockingham, Swing n’ Sway & Prime Movers performed on the outdoor dance floor. Thanks to the hard work of the SRCWA Rockingham Branch volunteers lead by Branch President Valma Sulc, the day was a resounding success and ran extremely smoothly. We also thank the crew from Wooroloo thier hard work was invaluable in making this a great event. This event would not have been possible without the magnificent sponsorship of; City of Rockingham, Aqua Jetty, Have a Go News, Kennards Hire, IGA, LiveLighter Healthway, Government of WA, Telstra Warnbro & Simply Swing.

Click here for Photos from the SRCWA Rockingham Branch Have a Go Day a LiveLighter Event

LiveLighter Aged Care Games Bunbury

Picture the South West Sports centre full of Seniors all dressed in team colours plus carers and supporters, competing at the Bunbury 2018 LiveLighter Aged Care Games on April 12th 2018. It was a fabulous day with 16 teams competing, the teams came together from Nursing Homes, Aged Care Facilities and Day Centres to compete in games specifically designed for people in care. SRCWA would like to thank Bunbury Branch president Barbara Fleay and her team of dedicated volunteers along with the volunteers and staff from Perth head office for helping to make this event possible. Students from the Bunbury regional TAFE and their instructor volunteered on the day which was greatly appreciated. The games were officially opened by Federal Member for Forrest, Western Australia Ms Nola Marino MP. Our lunch time entertainment was provided by local councillor Betty McCleary who had people moving and shaking to Zumba Gold. The games were played in great spirit and included seated hockey, seated pass ball, beanbag toss and skittles. The carers game at the end of the day had representatives from each team competing in a fun event which was enjoyed by everyone. Best Presented team was awarded to “Dream Catchers”, third place Pemberton HACC, second place “Village People ” and first place “Ingenia Gardens”. Our oldest competitor was 103 year old Mary Birch from the “Dream Catchers” team.

Photos from the LiveLighter Bunbury Aged Care Games can be viewed here

Music Extravaganza Concert

Tickets are now available for the Music Extravaganza Concert presented by Phil Paddon and Terry Bennetts. Click on the image below for details.

Cockburn Live Lighter Activity Information Day

LiveLighter Seniors Activity/Information day in Cockburn. Wednesday 14th March saw a group of fifty enthusiastic seniors take part in a LiveLighter Activity Information Day at the Cockburn Seniors Centre. Seniors took part in a warm up routine and activities on display which included, Seniors Exergaming WA, Indoor Bowls, Quoits, Beanbag Toss, Carpet Golf, Bob (Table Billiards). The Static displays available on the day included Breastscreen WA, Independent Living Centre, Home Instead Senior Care, Australian Hearing, St Ives Home Care and Seniors Recreation Council/LiveLighter Healthway. The event commenced with morning tea and was concluded with tasty lunch of broccoli soup followed by roast chicken which was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to Penny and Julie from the Cockburn Seniors Centre, the team from Wooroloo and SRCWA’s hard working volunteers and staff for helping to make this event a great success. Thank you to LiveLighter Healthway for their sponsorship of this event and the City of Cockburn for hosting the event and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industry and Dept of & Communities for their support.

Photos from this event can be viewed here.

LiveLighter Aged Care Games Northam

On the 1st March 2018 SRCWA held the Northam LiveLighter Aged Care Games, the day was a great success with 8 teams coming together from Dowerin, Brookton, York & Northam. All the games were played with much laughter and great enthusiasm.

Before the official opening WA state President Mr Hugh Rogers introduced Caitlin Morris who performed a solo rendition of the National Anthem.

Cr. Chris Antonio, President Shire of Northam opened the games. Entertainment before the start and during the lunch break was provided by Jim Drysdale and Jenny Cole, they led the participants in a sing-a-long and everyone enjoyed their performance.

Phil Paddon, MC for the day explained the games rules to the volunteers and then called the teams to the playing area and encouraged everyone to have a good time.

Congratulation to all the participants for coming and having a go, a big thank you to Karen Ducat and to the volunteers from the SRC Avon Branch, Earth Solutions and SRCWA State Office who helped make the day a great success.

The winners of the Northam LiveLighter Aged Care Games were:- 1st Dowerin Companion Club, 352 points, 2nd Dowerin HACC 327 points & 3rd Killara Dragon Flies 302 points. The Best Presented Team was Kalkarni Curlews and the oldest competitor was Bethavon Bears’ Anna Rakowski 95 years young.

The LiveLighter Aged Care Games are Sponsored by LiveLighter Healthway, Dept of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Photos from the LiveLighter Northam Aged Care Games can be viewed here:

LiveLighter Aged Care Games Boddington

On the 21st February 2018 SRCWA held the Boddington LiveLighter Aged Care Games, the day was a great success with enthusiastic teams coming together to play adapted games for seniors in care. The games were played with a lot of fun and laughter. The children from the Boddington District School performed the National Anthem at the opening of the games. Entertainment during the lunch break was provided by a Piano Accordionist, Susan who led the participants in a sing-a-long and everyone enjoyed it. Phil Paddon, MC for the day explained the games rules to the volunteers and then called the teams to the playing area and encouraged everyone to have a good time. Congratulation to all the participants for coming and having a go, a big thank you to Dawn Newman and to the volunteers from Boddington Hospital Auxiliary, Newmont Mines and SRCWA, all the volunteers helped make the day a great success. The winners of the Boddington LiveLighter Aged Care Games were:- 1st Boddington HACC, 325 points, 2nd Harvey Southwest Community Care, 285 points & 3rd, Boddington Social Group 276. The Best Presented Team was Harvey SWCC and the oldest competitor was Gloria Batt, aged 95 years young. The LiveLighter Aged Care Games are Sponsored by LiveLighter Healthway, Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industry & Dept of Communities.

Photos from the LiveLighter Boddington Aged Care Games can be viewed here:

Seniors Can’t Get Enough of Technology

Eighty Perth seniors were getting Tech Savvy. For the past few years the Seniors Recreation Council of WA (SRCWA) have been quenching a huge thirst for knowledge among Perth seniors to master modern technology. In partnership with Telstra, SRCWA continue to deliver free technology based workshops specifically for seniors. The aim of this workshop was to help break down barriers and close the gap created by the ever increasing digital divide experienced by the older generation, who in most cases have had little or no exposure to current technology.

The session held on Friday 16th January 2018, was fully booked out within four days of being announced. The official opening was by the Hon. Martin Brian Pritchard MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region who address the seniors on behalf of Hon. Michael (Mick) Philip Murray MLA , Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation.

The session started with an overview of benefits and pitfalls of a connected environment eg Google Home, National Broadband Network status with Q&A, Boyd Brown Telstra Area General Manager WA also presented at the event. Telstra digital ambassadors were on hand to facilitate small break out groups where seniors explored and tried technology and asked relevant questions. Seniors were thrilled to be able to take part in these sessions and there was a real buzz and positive vibe around the room as seniors explore their options and what technology can do for them. Static displays at this event: Community Education Team, Consumer Protection Division, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Camera Electronic – Cameras and advice for seniors Telstra NBN Co. There were lots of prizes at the end of the event courtesy of Telstra, a Google Home Mini, HP Tablet and tickets to the Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) concert.

A big thank you to Telstra and its Digital Ambassadors, NBN Co Consumer Protection WA, Camera Electronic, and all the SRCWA volunteers for their efforts in making this a great event.

Contact the SRCWA Office on 9492 9774 to recieve information about our free events.

Photos from the SRCWA - Telstra event can be viewed here:

SRCWA 26th Annual Seniors Camp at Camp Quaranup

Monday 5th February 2018 campers arrived for the SRCWA 2018 Camp Quaranup in Albany. The camp is the ideal forum where old friendships are renewed and new ones made. During the camp participants took part in numerous activities such as bush walks, canoeing, archery, craft, line dancing, table tennis, exercise programs, a movie night and a camp concert. Talks and demonstrations from the Albany Surf Lifesaving Club were very interesting and enjoyed by all. , On Wednesday the camp participants were treated to a day out they visited the Albany Entertainment Centre for a tour, then onto a bridal museum at Wesley Church and then they all had lunch at Eyre Park which was followed by shopping on York Street. SRCWA would like to thank camp Coordinator Eileen Stark and her group of dedicated volunteers and helpers also to the Camp office and kitchen staff for all their hard work in making the SRCWA Camp Quaranup an event many look forward to annually.

Photos from the 2018 Camp at Quaranup can be viewed here.

Thank You Kate Chetwin

SRCWA held a thank you morning tea for Kate Chetwin on 20th December 2017. Kate was employed by SRCWA with a four year funded contract which was unable to be renewed due to the current economic climate. Kate came to SRCWA as a student in 2013 to work as part of the Have a Go Day team to complete her student practical placement hours prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Business, Major in Event Management & Major in Marketing. Kate has been an integral and dedicated member of this organisation for four years and will be greatly missed. Kate will continue to be a part of the SRCWA family volunteering her time at future events where ever possible.

We wish Kate all the best for her future and know she will be a great asset in any event management or administration role.

Thank You Lotterywest

Seniors Recreation Council of WA gratefully acknowledges the invaluable support of a major grant from Lotterywest towards Have a Go Day 2017 a LiveLighter Event... which celebrated 25 years in Burswood Park. Lotterywest supports local community organisations and events via income from its Lotterywest sales. Keep the money in WA and support local events and organisations by purchasing Lottery tickets from your official Lotterywestoutlet. 
Pictured:Hon. Mick Murray MLA 
Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation and SRCWA State President Mr Hugh Rogers.

Thank you Ron Alexander

Ron Alexander

SRCWA would like to say a huge thank you Ron Alexander who was the Director General of the Department of Sport and Recreation from 1999-2017. Ron was instrumental in supporting SRCWA in many of its programs and services to the Seniors of WA and we are very grateful for his input. His contribution to Sport & Recreation industry in Western Australia will be long lasting and the team culture he built in the Department of Sport & Recreation during his time a Director General will continue. Once again on behalf of Seniors Recreation of WA we thank Ron for his friendship and support and wish him well for the future.

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