Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

SRCWA Peel Branch LiveLighter Activity Information Day 2019

Great times being had at the SRCWA LiveLighter Activity Information Day Peel 20th June 2019

Thursday 20th June 2019…. ninety-five seniors of varying abilities attend the Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. Peel Branch LiveLighter Activity Information Day at the Furnissdale Masonic Lodge Mandurah. The purpose of the LiveLighter Activity Days is to encourage seniors remain active and connected in their community. The event was a resounding success and well attended. Our MC for the day, SRCWA Peel Branch President Jan McGlinn, introduced SRCWA Executive Officer Dawn Yates who welcomed everyone to the event and opened the day.
Then it was straight into a warmup activity facilitated by Jan McGlinn and Peer Leader Phyllis from the very successful “Strong on Your Feet” program run by the branch throughout the Peel area.
Static displays and information included Advocare, Alibabe’s Scrappin Hearts, Apia, Arcadia Waters Retirement Communities, Australian Hearing, Breastscreen Wa, Home Instead Senior Care Australia, Masonic Care WA Peel Harmony Chorus, Peel Community Legal Services, Silver Chain Group, SRCWA, and Unicare Health.
People also visited the onsite Australian Hearing van for a free assessment and advice on hearing aids.
Activities on the day included Strong on Your Feet, Exergaming, Skittles, Bean Bag Toss, Pole Walking, Giant Darts, Totem Tennis Game of Bob and Bocce . Alibabes Scrappin Hearts was on hand to help participants to make greeting cards, their handy work resulted in many smiles of satisfaction, thank you Alison. 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 a lovely lunch; a wide choice of hearty and healthy soups and a sausage sizzle.
A wonderful medley of songs by Peel Harmony Chorus had people dancing after the activities during the lunch break.
Congratulations to SRCWA volunteers and staff, Peel Branch president Jan McGlinn and her dedicated volunteers on a magnificent event. We sincerley thank the static displays, the team from Wooroloo who helped set out and pack down the day, and to our sponsors Live_Lighter, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Department of Communities who helped to make these events a great success.

Photos from the day can be found here