- $40,000 extra funding for Healthy Ageing Through Activity programs
- Seniors Recreation Council delivers programs and services to encourage active ageing, including Have a Go Day
Western Australia's active ageing movement has been given a boost - with the State Government increasing funding for the Seniors Recreation Council's Healthy Ageing Through Activity programs.
The not-for-profit Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. (SRCWA) delivers numerous programs and services to encourage older Western Australians to be more physically, socially and mentally active.
Sport and Recreation and Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray today visited the Council's flagship yearly Have a Go Day event at Burswood Park to deliver $40,000 in extra funding for its programs.
The Council holds events and programs throughout the State - including the LiveLighter Aged Care Games, Pole Walking presentations, and the annual SRCWA Ball.
It also conducts Tech Savvy Seniors sessions around Western Australia to help older people use modern technology and enjoy the social and emotional benefits of connecting online.
For more information about the SRCWA, its programs and upcoming events, visit: http://www.srcwa.asn.au/
Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing and Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"For more than 25 years, the Seniors Recreation Council of WA has played an important role in helping seniors to stay active and engaged.
"In recent times the SRCWA has grown its profile in the community, having branched out into new areas, including hosting sessions to help older people use computers and social media.
"The SRCWA does wonderful work throughout the State and this increased funding will allow it to deliver even better physical and mental health outcomes for older Western Australians and our communities at large."
Minister's office - 6552 6400