Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

SRCWA Bunbury LiveLighter Aged Care Games

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