A fine but cold morning saw teams from Perth’s Metropolitan Aged Care facilities take part in the Annual Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games held at the Belmont Oasis on the 13th August 2020. SRCWA Executive Officer Dawn Yates welcomed everyone then handed over to Cr Phil Marks City of Belmont Mayor to officially open the Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games for 2020. Our newly appointed State President Mr Phil Paddon was our MC for the games.
The teams competed in a range of games which were organised and facilitated by staff and volunteers from SRCWA. 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.
The team taking out First Place was “Aegis Balmoral Belles & Bulls”, Second Place “Ritcher Lodge Village People” and was closely followed in Third Place by “Umbrella True Blue Team”. Our oldest competitor at the games was 96 year-old Antonia Petridov from the “Umbrella True Blue Team”. Best presented team was “Ritcher Lodge as The Village People” who went to a lot of trouble theming the whole team wearing tradesman clothes, medical uniforms, and every day, outfits.
Our thanks go out to the volunteers from The Over 55 Walking Association, and Square Dance group who helped set up and officiate at these games, a special thank you to participating centers staff who train and support participants.
Many thanks to our entertainment by Jim and Jenny everyone loved the music and sang along.
As you will see from some of the images participants had a great day and there were smiles all round thank you Martin for your photographic skills.
Thank you to LiveLighter Healthway, and Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries for Sponsoring the LiveLighter Aged Care Games events.
Participants in attendance voiced their thanks to SRCWA for facilitating the LiveLighter Aged Care Games and many said “it’s nice we haven’t been forgotten”.