Bocce in Wanneroo will mark WA Seniors Week

Constance O'Brien. Photo: Bruce Hunt
Constance O'Brien. Photo: Bruce Hunt

THE University of the Third Age (U3A) in Wanneroo will celebrate the construction of its petanque and bocce pitch during WA Seniors Week from November 11 to 17.

Organiser Constance O’Brien said the event would feature petanque and bocce demonstrations by members of U3A and Azzurri Bocce Club as well as the opportunity to play some games.

“It will be a thank you to the City of Wanneroo, community groups, individuals and schools to show our appreciation of everyone involved in supporting the development of the pitch,” she said.

U3A has received a $700 grant from the Council on the Ageing WA to help with the fun day, with the money going to provide outdoor settings and a light lunch catered by Joseph Banks Secondary College students.

Ms O’Brien said while it was a private event, anyone would be able to use the Wanneroo Recreation Centre pitch in the future and could visit or call 9206 4098 for details.

Other local Seniors Week grant recipients include $990 for the City of Wanneroo with its Antiques Uncovered event and $550 for Kingsley’s Brightwater Care Group Transition Facility for its Life in the Country celebration.

The Council on the Ageing WA has provided grants to 78 community groups and local governments for Seniors Week events that aim to celebrate seniors, encourage active ageing, and bring generations together to learn from each other.