The South West Sports centre came alive, after a twelve-month break due to COVID, for the annual SRCWA Bunbury LiveLighter Aged Care Games on April 22nd 2021. The atmosphere was electric full of seniors all dressed in team colours competing, and cheering from carers and supporters.
It was a fabulous day with 12 teams competing, the teams came together from Nursing Homes, Aged Care Facilities and Day Centres to compete in games specifically designed for people in care.
SRCWA would like to thank Bunbury Branch president Barbara Fleay and her team of dedicated volunteers along with the volunteers and staff from Perth head office for helping to make this event possible. The games were officially opened by local councillor Betty McCleary who also provided our lunch time entertainment. Betty had people up out of their seats moving and shaking to Zumba Gold.
The games were played in great spirit and included seated hockey, seated pass ball, beanbag toss and skittles. The carers game at the end of the day had representatives from each team competing in a fun event which was enjoyed by everyone.
At the end of the day local member for Collie-Preston electorate Ms Jodie Hanns MLA, who represented the Minister for Seniors and Ageing Hon. Don Punch MLA, presented the plaques trophies and medals to; Best Presented team “South West Community Care”, third place “Community Home Care Collie”, second place “Community Home Care Collie” and first place “Ocean Star Superstars”. Our oldest competitor at the games was 93 year old Ursula Eaton from the “Ocean Star Superstars” team.