Seniors Recreation Council 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 2016 Annual General Meeting
The SRCWA Annual general meeting held on 28th September 2016 saw two positions filled each for another two year term. State President Mr Hugh Rogers opened the meeting and addressed those in attendance. A minutes silence was observed for four long-term dedicated volunteers passed away since the last AGM. Derek Lewington, Karl Jenal, Judith Treby and Meg Rogers their combined and induvial contribution to SRCWA will be sadly missed.
Congratulations to Phil Paddon re-elected as Vice President and Graham Bennett as Accredited Volunteer Representative.
SRCWA also welcomed branch representatives from Esperance Secretary - Lesley Higson, Northampton Branch President – Lyn Brunke and Peel Branch President Jan McGlinn.
Guest speakers Glen Morley and Gemma Barrett provided insight on the operations and role of the Department of Sport and Recreation and a new initiative the SilverSport Project. SilverSport is pilot project and available from 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017, which supports Seniors aged 60 years and over to participate in sport and active recreation.
Joondalup LiveLighter Aged Care Games
The 13th Joondalup LiveLighter Aged Care Games was held on Thursday
15th September 2016.
Ten teams competed in a range of activities specifically modified for seniors in care. The games were opened by SRCWA State President Mr Hugh Rogers, entertainment was provided by Jim and Jenny’s Country. The Best presented team on the day as awarded by our independent judge was Bethanie Beach Side, in third place was Woodlake Warriors, second place was Rainbow Rebels and first place by a small margin was the Vivian Bullwinkle Lodge “RAFFA Red Devils.” Our oldest competitor on the day was a sprightly 100 year old Hilda Kemp of the Barradale Butterflies. SRCWA thanks and acknowledges the hard work by the team from Woraloo, SRCWA State Branch volunteers and SRCWA staff who helped to make this event enjoyable for the participants and such a great success.
SRCWA Bunbury LiveLighter Activity Information Day a Resounding Success
The LiveLighter Activity Information Day for Bunbury was a
resounding success with around 200 people in attendance. Thirty Five
metro and regional businesses/organisations provided information and
activities for participants on the day. A big thankyou goes out to
the South West Italian Club who supported the event which was held
at their facility. A wide range of activities were available to try
out including, Zumba Gold, Carpet Bowles, Croquet Exergaming and
Table Tennis to... name a few. Bunnings ran a pot plant workshop
which proved to be very popular, seniors were able to decorate a
pot, plant it with a seedling and then take it home with them.
Emergency Wildlife Care Bunbury brought along a few of their young
charges “Bob the Black Cockatoo” and “Chevon the Joey” were a big
hit, along with two young possums. Information on road rules from
the WA Police and Young Drivers was on hand to provide up-to-date
advice on current rules. SRCWA thanks and acknowledges all the hard
work of: The SRCWA Bunbury Branch, Branch President Barbara Fleay
and her team of dedicated volunteers in making this event a great
success. Bunbury Regional Corrective Services staff and trustees for
setting up and packing down the event. SRCWA Head office
volunteers and Staff, especially Phil Paddon State Vice President
who was the MC for the day. Southwest Italian Club, City of Bunbury,
Red Cross & Bunnings for their valuable support for this event.
Our thanks and appreciation goes to LiveLighter Healthway, for
Sponsoring this event and to Dept of Sport & Recreation & Dept of
Local Government and Communities for their continued support.
Photos from the day can be viewed by CLICKING HERE
LiveLighter Aged Care Games
The 2016 SRCWA Rockingham LiveLighter Aged Care Games were held at the Baldivis Recreation Centre off Fifty Road. Ten teams took part in the games with third place going to Banksia Park, Second place going to Bethanie Kingfishers and first place was taken out by Rockingham Social Centre. The best presented team award went to Regents Garden Gladiators. This year we had two oldest competitors, they were both 95 years young (soon to be 96 yrs. of age) Bethanie Kingfishers’ Sheila Wegwermer and Italian Village Aged Care’s Cono Galipo. The participants were treated to a dance show performed by Swing and Sway at the lunch break, thank you Swing and Swam for a most enjoyable performance. SRCWA thanks and acknowledges the hard work by the team from Woraloo, SRCWA Rockingham Branch committee and volunteers, SRCWA State Branch volunteers and SRCWA staff who helped to make this event enjoyable for the participants and such a great success.
Full House in Furnissdale
SRCWA Peel Branch held their 2016 LiveLighter Activity Information Day on 25th August 2016 at the Furnissdale Masonic Lodge Mandurah. The event was full to overflowing with 120 seniors in attendance. The day started with a warm up run by Robyn Lister from the Fit and Flexi program.
Static displays and information included Department of Consumer Protection, Silver Chain, National Lifestyle Villages, Breast Screen, Australian Hearing, Mandurah Lions Club, Shire of Murray, WA Retirement Village Residents Association, NE Solutions and seniors Recreation Council of WA.
Activities on the day included Exergaming, Seated Hockey, Carpet Golf, Carpet Bowls, Skittles, Bean Bag Toss, Pole Walking, Giant Darts, Garden Darts,Quoites, and Game of Bob. It was wonderful to see so many seniors “Having a Go” at the many activities on offer.
SRCWA Peel Branch volunteers and the Mandurah Lions Club provided lunch; a wide choice of hearty and healthy soups or a sausage sizzle.
A wonderful medley of songs was the entertainment during the lunch break.
Congratulations to Peel Branch President Jan McGlinn and her dedicated band of volunteers on a magnificent event. We also would like to thank the static displays, SRCWA volunteers and Staff, who helped to make this event a great success.
LiveLighter Metro Aged Care Games
Thirteen Aged Care facilities took part in the Annual Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games held at the Belmont Oasis on the 4th August 2016. The 2016 Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games were officially opened by Glenys Godfrey MLA Member for Belmont. Glenys also had the pleasure of presenting the 2015/2016 Champion of Champions Trophy to Harman Park Community Centre, thank you to Glenys for her continued support. Teams from around the metro region competed in a range of events event which were organised and facilitated by staff and volunteers from the SRCWA head office. It was amazing to see people well into their 90’s willing to Have a Go at Seated Hockey, Pass Ball, Bean Bag Toss and Skittles. As you will see from some of the images participants had a great day and there was smiles all round. The team taking out First Place was Shine Community Services “The Sunshine Team”, Second Place was Bethanie Kwinana “Kwinana King Fishers” and closely followed in Third Place by Hammersley Aged Care Home “Hurricane Hamersley”. The oldest competitor at the games was 99 year old Nancy Sullivan from Regis Como House. Best presented team was Aegis Carrington “Carrington Cats” who went to a lot of trouble themeing the whole team as cats . Our thanks go out to the many volunteers helped set up and officiate at these games, a special thank you to participating centres staff who train and support participants.
Funding for Seniors to Participate in Sport and Active Recreation
SilverSport is an exciting new project
which supports eligible seniors to participate in sport and active
recreation. From 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017, residents aged 60 years
and over in the City of Belmont, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
(including Shire of Coolgardie), City of Kwinana and Shire of
Northam, will be able to access up to $200 for the cost of sporting
club memberships or physical activity program fees. Seniors must
have a valid health care card or pensioner concession card to be
Seniors can apply for SilverSport funding for a range of sport or active recreation activities delivered by clubs, community organisations, business and recreation centres. If your organisation is currently supporting older adults to stay active you can get involved as a registered SilverSport provider and promote your activities to potential SilverSport applicants. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria and complete the SilverSport provider registration form at http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/silversport/silversport-providers
Outdoors October 2016
Outdoors October is a month long campaign to encourage more people to get outside and enjoy a wide range of Western Australia’s fantastic recreation activities. It also promotes collaboration across outdoor recreation clubs and providers to ensure a range of high quality events are provided and health and recreation messages are consistent. This year Out Doors WA will be working with even more organisations to promote the message of go on, get outside. Some of their aims include encouraging more seniors to try a new outdoor activity, encouraging intergenerational participation, and increasing the number of people regularly engaged in outdoor pursuits.
Check out events you can participate in at http://www.outdoorsoctober.com.au/
Have a Go Day 2016 Registrations Open
Seniors Recreation Council of WA is pleased to announce Registrations for Have a Go Day are now open. Have a Go Day 2016 will be held on 9th November 2016 9.00am til 3.30pm in the beautiful surounds of Burswood Park.
Should you wish to register please go to our Have a Go Day page to download the appropriate form.
West Coast Eagles in their Prime
Activity Information Day
The fourth “Eagles in their Prime Activity Information Day” a
joint event run by the West Coast Eagles (WCE) and Seniors
Recreation Council was held at Domain Stadium on 22nd of June 2016.
Around 80 seniors were treated to a range of activities and
information stalls in the West Coast Eagles team warm up room. The
activities on the day included; Seated Hockey, Carpet Golf, Quoits,
Giant Darts, Skittles, Bob (Table Billiards), Exergaming and Pole
Walking. Pole Walking Proved to be extreemly popular with
people walking around the boundary of the oval. Eddie the Eagle WCE
Team Mascot participated in the activates on offer and posed for
photos with WCE Members.
At this event there was a free door prize raffle for WCE merchandise, a quiz for a WCE signed team football and a free raffle of a Samsung Tablet from Telstra Subiaco. Thanks to all the static displays which included, West Coast Eagles, Seniors Recreation Council of WA, Breast Screen, Australian Hearing, Telstra Subiaco, NE Solutions and Kings Tours and Travel. SRCWA acknowledges all the hard work and support from its dedicated volunteers as and staff as well as the West Coast Eagles support staff who makes these events possible.
SRCWA Country Music Show
Three hundred and seventy seniors packed in to the Morley Recreation Centre for the SRCWA Country Music Show on Sunday 19th June 2016. This was the third concert presented by SRCWA with each concert the demand for tickets has increased and have sold out well before the event. This concert featured the multi-talented balladeer and yodeller Laura Downing from Queensland, Renowned Artist Balladeer Brian Letton from Tamworth, Band of Mates Terry Bennetts, Evan Platschinda and Ginger Cox Talented Guitarists and Country Balladeers, and local crowd favourite Kate Hindle with a special guest appearance by Kingsley Day and Phil Rego. A big thank you and well done to event organisers SRCWA Vice President Phil Paddon and Terry Bennetts of Red Dog Music.
SRCWA also thanks and acknowledges all those who helped to make this event a great success.
2016 Seniors Masquerade Ball
The 2016 Seniors Masquerade Ball was a sell out with over 200 people in attendance. Our Special thanks go out to our sponsors Crown, Have a Go News, Dept. of Sport & Recreation, Dept. of Local Govt. & Communities and Casey Australian Tours. An outstanding afternoon floor show was performed by the Simply Swing dancers who had the dancefloor full to overflowing at the interactive part of their show. Thank you Markus Tracey Michelle and Amy from Simply Swing. Once again our dance music was by "Offspring" thank you Mark, Alan, Roger and Tony, a perfect compilation of dance music. SRCWA State Vice President Phil Paddon welcomed everyone and introduced the Hon. Tony Simpson MLA, Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors & Volunteering; Youth who addressed the audience. Once again SRCWA thanks the hard work of its volunteers and staff who make these successful events possible.
SRCWA Expands into
The Greater Geraldton Region
Tuesday 25th of May 2016 was the first official event for the SRCWA Greater Geraldton Branch. 150 Enthusiastic seniors from around the Geraldton region and North Hampton took part in the inaugural Greater Geraldton Region LiveLighter Aged Care Games. Six teams battled for the honours of being the inaugural winners with the results being Third Place Geraldton Community Care 2, Second place Northampton Kalbarri Health Centre 2, and Juniper Hillcrest put their mark on the perpetual trophy by taking out first place. The best presented team was Geraldton Community Care 2, and our oldest competitor was 95 year old Audrey Clifton from Juniper Hillcrest. Lunch Time Entertainment was a Piano Accordion performance by Mike Blane who was accompanied by Rosetta. Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. acknowledges and thanks the support and hard work of the SRCWA Greater Geraldton Branch president and committee, Rosetta Finlay from the QE 2 Centre and all those who helped to make this inaugural event a great success. Along with the LiveLighter Aged Care Games SRCWA head office staff demonstrated activities such as Polewalking and Exergaming.
Bowls WA State Over 60’s Mixed Pairs
Lindsay Thorn and Kerry Andersen are back to back State Over 60’s
Mixed Pairs champions winning the final at Gosnells Bowling Club on
Friday afternoon. They defeated Kathy Gobbart and Bill Savell 18-15
to remain the only winners in the event’s history. This event is
sponsored by Seniors Recreation Council of WA in partnership with
West Coast Eagles Grandparents Day
Thursday 21st of April was a special day for West Coast Eagles Senior Members to bring their grandchildren along and share a unique experience at Domain Stadium with the West Coast Eagles. Activities provided on the day by SRCWA were;
Seniors Exergaming WA, Heart Sport Activities, Seated Hockey and Vintage photo Booth,
RSLWA provided, Create a Wreath and Make a Slouch Hat. It was fantastic to see seniors and their grandchildren enjoying the range of activities on offer. The highlight of the day was a guided tour of the inner sanctum of the West Coast Eagles facilities. SRCWA acknowledges the support from Rosewood Care Group's, RSL WA Branch, Telstra and the West Coast Eagles who helped to make this event possible.
83 Year Old Strong Man Astounds Onlookers at Srcwa Rockingham Branch Have A Go Day 2016
Rockingham senior Alan Lewis shocked onlookers with his agility and strength with a demonstration of weightlifting a “clean and press” at the Olympifit display on Wednesday 13th April at the 6th Have a Go Day held in the Rockingham area.
Approximately 850 people attended Rockingham Have a Go Day with the opportunity to visit 57 displays, watch performances and take part in a wide range of activities.
Congratulations to SRCWA Rockingham Branch President Frances Cheney and the Branch Committee for an excellent job in producing a fantastic event enjoyed by all. SRCWA also thanks and acknowledges the contribution made by the many volunteers who helped to make this great event possible.
SRCWA Acknowledges the generous support of
Rockingham Have a Go Day 2016 by its Sponsors: Alcoa, Aqua Jetty,
City of Rockingham, Department of Sport and Recreation, Department
of Local Government and Communities, Stockland, Have a Go News,
Betta home and Living, IGA Chelmsford Ave, Kennards Hire,
LiveLighter Healthway, Telstra Wanboro and Simply Swing.
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picture below to view images from the day.
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Free New Associations Law
An invitation to members and committees of local associations and clubs It is anticipated on 1 July 2016 the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015 will come into effect. The new law will replace the current Associations Incorporation Act 1987 which provides the regulatory framework for over 18,000 not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia. The new law will require associations to update their rules as well as introducing a number of changes regarding financial reporting, governance, privacy, the rules and membership of incorporated associations.
SRCWA Camp Quaranup 2016
Monday 1st February 2106 saw some forty six campers attend SRCWA 2016 Camp Quaranup Eileen Stark, camp Coordinator, SRCWA Vice President Phil Paddon, his wife Pat , along with Rob & Jo Lucas joined the camp participants for the presentation of a park bench commissioned in memory of former Camp Coordinator and SRCWA Perth Branch President Frances Laws. The presentation was held as an evening talking about the fun times had with Frances, including reflection on many years of g...reat memories. During the camp, participants took part in numerous activities such as bush walks, canoeing, craft, belly dancing, table tennis, archery, and boot scooting. A day out to the Old Farm at Strawberry Hill with the National Trust was also a highlight of the camp. The last night of the camp culminates with “The Quaranup Concert” belly dancers and boot scooters show their talent thanks to Pam Gatt, there was no shortage of funny stories, funny skits and musical acts SRCWA would like to thank camp Coordinator Eileen Stark and her group of dedicated volunteers and helpers for all their hard work in making the SRCWA Camp Quaranup continue to be possible.