Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

Jottings January 2022

Welcome to 2022 SRCWA hopes everyone had a wonderful break over Christmas and New year and we look forward to an exciting year bringing our programs and event to WA Seniors.

LiveLighter Seniors Activity/Information Day Bunbury Thursday 11th November 2021.

The LiveLighter Activity Information Day for Bunbury was held on Thursday 11th November at a new venue the Stirling Street Arts Centre Bunbury with both indoor and outdoor displays, an estimated 800 people attended. Clubs/groups, businesses and organisations attended the event and provided information and activities those in attendance. A big thank you to the Stirling Street Arts Centre for Sponsoring the event with the venue. A range of activities were available included, Bunnings craft activities which were very popular, portrait drawings, Bunbury Regional Hospital display of new plans, the police display and the Fusion group who gathered memories from attendees at the event and at the end of the day wrote and presented a song woven around the participants memories, this was funded by South West Women’s Health Information Centre.
After a few songs from the “Serenading Singers” Deputy Mayor, Cr Tresslyn Smith officially opened the Bunbury LiveLighter Activity Information Day.
SRCWA thanks and acknowledges all the hard work of:
• The SRCWA Bunbury Branch, Branch President Barbara Fleay and her team of dedicated volunteers in making this event a great success. Special mention to our MC for the day Fiona Hinds.
• Bunbury Regional Corrective Services staff and trustees for setting up and packing down the event.
• Stirling Arts Centre Bunbury, City of Bunbury, Red Cross & Bunnings for their valuable support for this event.
Our thanks and appreciation goes to LiveLighter Healthway, for Sponsoring this event and to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries & Dept of Communities for their continued support.

Have a Go Day 2021 a LiveLighter Event, Thank You Morning Tea.

The Have a Go Day 2021 a LiveLighter Event, Thank You morning tea for Sponsors and volunteers was held on Tuesday 23rd November at the Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries building.
The Sponsors who attended the morning tea expressed their appreciation of the event and how happy they were with the turn out by the thousands of seniors on the day. The sponsors were also impressed with the layout, the attention to detail and adhering to all the COVID recommendations that were evident at the event. The morning tea was also attended by approximately 45 volunteers and it gave SRCWA the opportunity to thank everyone for all the effort that was put into producing such an excellent event.
It is a privilege to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors and volunteers for their support and hard work in making Have a Go Day 2021 a LiveLighter Event such a brilliant success.

LiveLighter Aged Care Games in Albany

The LiveLighter Aged Care Games in Albany were held on Thursday 25th November at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre. A huge vote of thanks to our State President Phil Paddon his wife Pat, Vice President Graham Bennett, and Marilyn van Sambeeck who facilitated the games. 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 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 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.
Thank you to photographers Bob Symons and Malcolm Heberle from Albany for taking such wonderful photographs on the day.
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.

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