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.
Telstra Connecting Seniors
Tuesday 24th January 2017 saw some 60 seniors welcomed by CEO of Telstra Andrew Penn to a Connecting Seniors – Afternoon Tea run in partnership with Telstra and Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc, we were also joined by AMANA Living and Bethany. Seniors at this free event learned about current connectivity options, an overview of smartphones and tablets, and their benefits and relevance to everyday life. Around twenty Telstra Digital Ambassadors took small breakout groups for sessions where they could explore and ask relevant technology questions and received advice on personal phones or tablets which they brought to the event. On behalf of all those who attended, Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. would like to thank Telstra for their continued invaluable support in helping to break down the barriers many seniors may have moving into the digital age.
Have a go Day 2016 a Livelighter Event a Huge Success.
After talking with quite a few people regarding Have a go Day 2016 a LiveLighter Event, the feedback has been fantastic. Thousands of enthusiastic seniors took part in a range of activities, viewed static displays and gathered seniors’ specific information. Seniors enjoyed free tea and coffee compliments of Have a Go News at the Hospitality tents around the grounds, they were also entertained throughout the day by dance groups demonstrations and performances. It was a great pleasure for the Council to welcome the Premier of Western Australia the Hon Colin Barnett and Minister for Seniors and Volunteering the Hon Paul Miles MLA to Have a Go Day 2016 a LiveLighter Event.
Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. thanks the tireless work of its volunteers, Department of Sport and Recreation Staff, and the heavy lifters from Wooroloo who helped to make the day as some of the public have said “THE BEST HAVE A GO DAY EVER”.
An event like Have a Go Day could not be possible without the support the council receives from its sponsors. Seniors Recreation Council is very appreciative of the magnificent support provided for Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter Event by our wonderful Sponsors, without their continued support this event would not be possible, they are:
Burswood Park Board, Lotterywest, Crown Perth, Have a Go News , Channel 7 Perth, Department of Sport and Recreation, Department of Local Government and Communities, 882am 6PR, Home In WA, Sterling New Life, Phoenix Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd, West Coast Eagles, Telstra, Studio Twentysix Photography, Kings Tours & Travel, Scarboro Toyota & Curtin FM 100.1.
And remember to put the 1st of November 2017 in your Diary!
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
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.