Anglican Care: The Olympics are on!
Athletes have been in camp, undergoing gruelling training schedules in preparation for the biggest sporting event of the year, the 2nd Olympiad of the Anglican Care Senior Olympics, which commenced at 10am on Monday 4th April at Club Macquarie.
Anglican Care’s crack team of Olympians, aged between 80 and 100 competed in the highly contested events of bean bag toss, bowls and Olympic trivia.
“Our competitors are eating well, getting enough rest and taking their performance enhancing supplements….but nothing illegal of course!” said Anglican Care’s Marketing Manager, Kylie Jacques.
Following rumours of bribery with scones and the underhanded tactics of sugar laced tea and coffee at the 2015 Inaugural Anglican Care Senior Olympics, judges themselves underwent a rigorous screening process this year to ensure that all sports are adjudicated fairly and without bias.
Volunteers are the key to any successful Olympic Games and this year eight students from Glendale High School are assisting in areas of sports management, ceremony production and catering services.
On the serious side, Anglican Care’s Seniors Olympics is a fun twist on the traditional Seniors Week events and gives residents the opportunity to participate in physical activities with a healthy dose of fun and laughter.
“As well as the obvious health benefits, events such as these help to promote social networking between residents from across Anglican Care’s aged care facilities,” said Ms Jacques.
Anglican Care is one of the largest and most innovative providers of community and aged care, services providing excellent care and enhanced lifestyles to seniors throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Manning Regions of NSW.