- Annual free Have a Go Day encourages seniors to try new activities
- Event part of WA Seniors Week, held to celebrate contributions by WA seniors
Hula dancing, petanque, canoeing and Tai chi are some of the activities older Western Australians can try at this year's Have a Go Day, tomorrow at Burswood Park.
Have a Go Day is an annual event organised by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA, which offers free activities and information for seniors.
The event, a highlight of Seniors Week, encourages active, healthy lifestyles and offers opportunities to try new activities. This is the 25th year the event has been held at Burswood Park.
Visitors to the event, which last year attracted more than 15,000 people, can pick up information from about 200 exhibitors, including clubs, services, sports and recreation organisations, and health care providers.
The McGowan Government provided the Seniors Recreation Council with $75,965 this financial year to facilitate their Healthy Ageing Through Activity program.
WA Seniors Week 2017 runs until November 5. For more information about Seniors Week, visit http://www.communities.wa.gov.au. For more about Have a Go Day, visit http://www.srcwa.asn.au
Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:
"Since 1992, the annual Have a Go Day has offered older Western Australians the chance to try a fantastic line-up of recreational activities - and this year is just as exciting.
"The opportunities at Have a Go Day remind us that people of all ages can enjoy new experiences which enrich their lives.
"The McGowan Government is proud to support organisations such as the Seniors Recreation Council, which encourage seniors to keep mentally and physically healthy.
"As Seniors and Ageing Minister, I look forward to meeting with seniors from across the State - and try a number of new activities myself.
"I encourage all seniors to try something new during Seniors Week, to keep active and stay connected with their communities."
Minister's office - 6552 6400