Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

Great Southern LiveLighter Aged Care Games 2021

Winners Albany Community CC “Punk Rockers” and Pass-Ball being played.

The SRCWA Great Southern LiveLighter Aged Care Games were back on again after no being able to be held in 2020 due to COVID. A huge vote of thanks to our State President Phil Paddon his wife Pat, Vice President Graham Bennet, and Marilyn van Sambeeck who facilitated the games at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre.
Local Great Southern teams took part in a range of games which have been modified especially for seniors in care. It was great to see familiar faces and catch up with all the facilities staff who enthusiastically support their participants and theme their teams for the day. Apart from the very competitive nature on the day there was a lot of enthusiasm, laughter, fun and enjoyment. SRCWA thanks and acknowledges the support from the Albany Region Over 50’s Recreation Association who volunteered helping to set up and officiate on the day. SRCWA State President Phil Paddon welcomed the teams and introduced City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington to open the Great Southern LiveLighter Aged Care Games. Entertainment was provided by “Jim and Jenny’s Country” who provided a medley of songs throughout the event. In third place was Baptistcare Bethel “Bethel in Wonderland”, second place Plantagenet Cranbrook “Overton Rebels” and in first place Albany Community CC “Punk Rockers”. Best dressed team was Baptistcare Bethel “Bethel in Wonderland” our oldest competitor on the day Arthur Pearce of Punk Rockers 99 years young. If you would like to take part in the 2022 SRCWA Great Southern LiveLighter Aged Care Games, please contact the SRCWA office on 08 9492 9773.
Images from the event have been made available by Albany photographers Bob Symons and Malcolm Heberle. SRCWA thanks and acknowledges Bob and Malcolm for their generous contribution. Please call Bob on 0481 315 262 should you wish to use these images for commercial purposes or contact the SRCWA office on (08) 9492 9773