It was fantastic to have 14 teams from Perth’s Metropolitan Aged Care facilities take part in the Annual Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games at the Belmont Oasis on the 12th August 2021 an increase of 8 teams from last year. SRCWA Executive Officer Dawn Yates welcomed everyone then handed over to City of Belmont Cr Jenny Davis, representing Cassie Rowe MLA to officially open the Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games for 2021. SRCWA State President Mr Phil Paddon addressed the participants and was our MC for the games.
The teams competed in a range of games which were organised and facilitated by staff and volunteers from SRCWA. It was amazing to see people well into their 90’s willing to Have a Go at Seated Hockey, Pass Ball, Bean Bag Toss and Skittles.
The team taking out First Place was “Umbrella Rock Stars”, Second Place “Hall & Prior Kensington Park” and was closely followed in Third Place by “Umbrella Mexicans”. Our oldest competitor at the games was 98 year-old Giovanni Bongiorno from the “Umbrella Pirates”. Best presented team was “Rosewood Vigilantes” who went to a lot of trouble theming the whole team wearing Super Hero outfits.
Our thanks go out to the volunteers from The Over 55 Walking Association, and Square Dance group who helped set up and officiate at these games. Thank you to the team from Wooroloo who helped with the set up, running of the games and pack down at the end of the day. A special thank you to participating centres staff who train and support participants.
Many thanks to our entertainment by Jim Drysdale and Jenny Cole, everyone loved the music and sang along.
As you will see from some of the images participants had a great day and there were smiles all round. Thank you Martin and Rick for your photographic skills.
Thank you to LiveLighter Healthway and Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries for Sponsoring the LiveLighter Aged Care Games events.
Participants in attendance voiced their thanks to SRCWA for facilitating the LiveLighter Aged Care Games and many said “it’s nice we haven’t been forgotten”.