Real athletes wear dentures!

Move over Commonwealth Games, the real sporting action took place on Thursday 12th April at the 4th annual Seniors Olympics right here in the Hunter!

Presented by the Anglican Care Olympic Committee, the talented athletes were aged between 80 and 100 years. But don’t let their age fool you into thinking the games weren’t ultra-competitive!

Representing Sweden were Marie Byrne, Joan screen and Mary-Jean Miles

The competitors represented their pre-selected country in a series of highly contested events, including bean bag toss, lawn bowls, golfing, ten pin bowling, and Olympic trivia.

Anglican Care lifestyle & wellbeing staff kept a keen eye on the residents and consumers for any performance enhancing supplements or any fellow competitor doping!

Posing for the mountain hike wall of fame was Lesley Todd who represented New Zealand.

“Anglican Care’s Seniors Olympics is a highlight in many of the residents’ calendars – this is a must win for our residents! But on the serious side, the Olympics are an opportunity for our residents to participate in physical activities as well as some fun and laughter which is always good for the soul and your health,” said Anglican Care’s Marketing Manager, Kylie 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.

Sharon Larke, MC and NBN Weatherman Gavin Morris and Sue Ferguson

Anglican Care resident Lesley Todd with student Chelsea

Anglican Care staff Karen Best and Chris Giles performed a sing-along for the crowd

Dulcie Pine representing Scotland was a proud torch bearer