2014 Sefton's 50+ Olympics
In celebration of National Older people’s Day, Active Lifestyles for the fourth year running, hosted their ‘Sefton’s 50 + Olympics 2014’. The event held at Dunes Splash World on the 26th of September was filled with fun packed activities to challenge both the mind and body. This year saw over 90 participants take part.
After breaking out into some groovy moves to warm up, participants took part in a number of activities. Some new to this years event- including darts, table tennis and a river crossing riddle and some of the old favourites – penalty shoot out , giant noughts and crosses, well throwing and bowls to name but a few!
After a tasty lunch participants enjoyed some home made cakes baked by the Active Lifestyles team in conjunction with Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Over £90 was raised for this worthy cause.
Once again a number of organisations attended, setting up stalls holding lots of information about their services. Participants were asked to browse the stands to get the information for the all important quiz. A special thanks to all of those organisations for giving up your time to support the event and providing quiz questions. These included The British Lung Foundation, LCH Public Health Team, Seftons Advocacy with Older People, Sefton Alzheimer’s Society, Sefton Community Intermediate Care Team, Home Instead Senior Care, Dance 4 Life, Active Travel, Sefton Carers LCH Food & Health Workers, Merseyside Police, U3AMaghull, HealthWatch Sefton, The Atkinson Art Gallery and Active Sefton Library Services.
Our teams got together and answered 20 questions before our closing ceremony. All participants received a medal and a goody bag. This year ‘Witches Coven’ took third place. Our runners up were Sefton North Breathe Easy Team. Both teams received certificates. Our winning team this year was ‘Dunes Babes.’ The champions received a trophy and were over the moon with their victory!
Commenting on the day Tess Harrison, Development Officer for Active Lifestyles and one of the organisers of the event.
“It was lovely to see regulars to the event as well as new faces and we hope everyone had a great day!”
Active Lifestyles would like to thank all staff who helped make the day a success, and most importantly thank you to our wonderful participants! Finally a congratulations goes to the ‘Dunes Babes’ for winning this years Sefton’s 50+ Olympics 2014! We hope to see you all again next year.