Athletes are now 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, commencing at 10am on Monday 4th April, 2016 at Club Macquarie.
Anglican Care’s crack team of Olympians, aged between 80 and 100 will compete in the highly contested events of bean bag toss, bowls and Olympic trivia.
“We’re making sure that 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 have undergone 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.
Members of the media interested in covering the 2nd Olympiad of the Anglican Care Senior Olympics will need to apply for media accreditation via Eclipse Events and PR on 02 4929 5139.