In September 2015, a number of clients from Silver Chain’s South Hedland Social Centre travelled to Broome to participate in the annual senior’s Olympic Games.
The senior’s Olympic Games enable individuals from the Pilbara and Kimberley regions to take part in safe and meaningful activities within their community. It also aims to improve their quality of life by connecting them with their community.
The Games, which have been running for more than twenty years, are open to people in the Pilbara and Kimberley region who are receiving support via the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.
Events included a range of senior friendly games and activities that anyone can take part in, whatever their level of skill and experience such as bowls, beanbag and tennis ball toss, quoits and sticky ball.
The Hedland HACCers were the defending champions and this year they were once again victorious, winning all five of the competitions.
Hedland HACCers Team Captain, Beryl Adamson,said she would like to congratulate everyone in the Broome and Hedland teams; they all did a fantastic job and everyone had a great time.
The HACCers were training weekly in the lead up to the Games and raised more than $9,000 to help ensure their team could once again take part.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped make the senior’s Olympic Games possible, especially all of our sponsors including the local RSL, Country Women’s Association, Indee Station, Fortescue Metals Group and Chevron,” Beryl said.
Silver Chain's Social Centre provides social interaction and respite for carers by giving clients an opportunity to interact with others in a comfortable environment while participating in a range of interactive and interesting activities.