Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

Jottings February 2022

SRCWA Rockingham Branch Christmas Concert.

On Wednesday 8th November, SRCWA Rockingham Branch held their 2021 Christmas Concert at the Gary Holland Community Centre, a full house was treated to an afternoon of entertainment by “Born to Sing”. The audience enjoyed all the songs including a wonderful range of Christmas Carols loved by everyone. During the break everyone enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea and had great fun winning the raffle prizes.
Congratulations to Branch President, Carole Overington and the Rockingham Branch committee and volunteers for a wonderful Christmas Concert.

SRCWA ROCKINGHAM BRANCH, HAVE A GO DAY, a LiveLighter Event

On Wednesday 30th March 2022, Seniors Recreation Council of WA’s Rockingham Branch is conducting a Have a Go Day at the Mike Barnett Sports Center, Cnr Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham – 10am to 2pm.
This FREE event will showcase club/groups, Not for Profit agencies and Commercial entities who have a Senior focus from Rockingham and surrounding areas. There will be a wide variety of activities to “Have a Go” at with many static displays.
If you are a Club, Group, Community organisation or Business and you would like to attend on the day please contact Carole Overington email: srcwarockingham@gmail.com or phone: 0412 715 173 for further details.
This event is Sponsored by City of Rockingham, Have a Go News, LiveLighter Healthway, Telstra, Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industry & Dept of Communities.

POLE WALKING

The purpose of this exercise is to use two poles, often called hiking or trekking poles, to add a new dimension to walking as an exercise.
Pole Walking is an easy, efficient and low stress activity that engages the whole body in a total body workout.
You get a greater increase in muscle endurance and toning in your shoulders, back, chest, upper arms and abdominals.
The poles provide stability and add more “spring” into your steps as you push along.
The use of poles helps to reduce stress in the knees and other joints.
Pole Walking loosens up tensions in neck and shoulders which is beneficial if you have a job where you sit in one position most of the day.
Your posture improves with right technique and arm motion and it is up to 40% more effective as an exercise than regular walking.
Your oxygen intake increases significantly, and your heart rate is 5-17 beats more per minute, compared to when regular walking.
To organize an individual or group demonstration call the SRC office on 9492 9773.

Key Diary Dates for 2022

31st January to 5th February SRCWA Annual Seniors Camp at Quaranup
3rd March LiveLighter Aged Care Games – Avon
31st March Rockingham Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter Event, Mike Barnett Sports Centre
28th April LiveLighter Aged Care Games – Bunbury
17th May Seniors Activity/Information Day – City of Vincent
1st June Annual Seniors Ball, Astral Ballroom, Crown Perth.
6th to 13th November WA Seniors Week
9th November Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter Event, Burswood Park, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood