THEY may not be Olympians – or even tri-athletes – but the determination to succeed among seniors at Mercy Place, Mandurah cannot be disputed.
Ten residents have formed a team to compete in the 2017 Aged Care Games and training is in full swing with hockey and skittles at the top of the list.
During the annual event, dozens of teams from aged care homes compete to gain the highest score for a chance of winning the perpetual trophy.
Service manager Christina Venables said the team was practicing regularly and their competitive spirit was very much alive and well.,
“These games give residents a significant goal to be a little more active every day,’’ she said.
The team will compete for the title this week with events on the day including skittles, sit down hockey, leaderball, quoits and a beanbag toss.