The LiveLighter Seniors Activity/Information Days give SRCWA the opportunity to invite Seniors to come to a recreation or seniors centre and take part in a variety of activities with a wide selection of static displays offering senior specific information.
The activity days were initially developed to encourage Aboriginal Seniors to come into recreation centres and take part in an organised activity/information day.
The first activity/information day was held at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka in 2004 and since then many organisations and individuals have attended these events. Since opening these events to all seniors groups the events have had greater attendance numbers and helped make Aboriginal seniors feel more included.
The static displays that attend the events appreciate the increased numbers of attendees and the opportunity to talk to a wide range of seniors. The provision of static displays has given the participant more confidence to discuss services that are available to them. As part of the activity/information day participants are provided with morning tea and lunch.
Due to the success of the activity/information days more events have been held and requests have come from Local Governments authorities to provide them in their areas.
Since the Seniors Activity/Information days started in 2004 over 2100 Aboriginal seniors have taken part in the activities.
With the expansion of the program to include all over 50’s the number of participants attending grew to 3020 by the end of June 2013. Participants are now joining clubs/groups in their areas which is a very positive outcome of this program.
Thank you to all the volunteers who’s hard work helps make this program a success and to the Sponsors; LiveLighter, Healthway, Dept of Sport & Recreation, Dept of Local Government & Communities, Have a Go News, Cockburn Seniors Centre & Shire of Mundaring without such support these event would not be possible.
If you are interested in partnering with Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. to provide a LiveLighter Seniors Activity/Information Day please contact SRCWA Executive Officer Dawn Yates on 08 9492 9773.