Eight teams from Perth’s Metropolitan Aged Care facilities took part in the Annual Metro LiveLighter Aged Care Games at the Belmont Oasis on the 11th August 2022 unfortunately 3 teams withdrew on the day due to COVID. SRCWA Executive Officer Dawn Yates welcomed everyone then handed over to City of Belmont Deputy Mayor Cr Robert ROSSI, JP to officially open the LiveLighter Aged Care Games for 2022. 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 Speedy Turtles”, Second Place “Umbrella Clever Mice ” and was closely followed in Third Place by “AGH Premiers Catholic Homes”. Our oldest competitor at the games was 94 year-old Gina from the “Umbrella Brave Chickens”. Best presented team was “Catholic Homes St Vincents Anglers” who went to a lot of trouble theming the whole team wearing fishing outfits.
Our thanks go out to the many volunteers 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.
During the lunch break we were treated to an exhibition of Seated Volleyball for seniors thank you to Michelle Hilbrand from Volleyball WA, everyone who participated enjoyed themselves.
Many thanks to our entertainment by Kevin Bennett, 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 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 with one participant saying “Today has been a Bloody Ripper!”