Central West Elders’ Olympics took place at PCYC

Seniors and Aboriginal Elders donned their sporting colours and stripes for the 5th annual Central West Elders’ Olympics at the PCYC on Wednesday.

Teams from across Wiradjuri country took part in a social competition designed to bring seniors together to get moving.

“It’s a chance for a lot of elders to catch up – which is important to our culture,” Central West Aboriginal Sector Support and Development Officer Jordon Moore said.

“Although we are split few and far between we have a network and know where everyone resides.

“It’s about catching up with that social network and playing a few games and activities at the same time.”

Dubbo Outreach Group member Gloria Shipp took part in the games with four fellow members.

“It’s a good day which gets us up off the chairs and doing a bit of activity to get the legs and everything moving,” she said.

The outreach group of 15 meet in Dubbo weekly to exercise a little and chat a lot.

“We’re about elders getting together for some craft and a cuppa,” Mrs Shipp said.