Individual teams design their own banners and uniforms to display and wear on the day, representing there team with great pride. Although the games where very competitive, everyone played in the spirit of goodwill and sportsmanship. Clients had so much fun coming together for a happy occasion, rather than Sorry Business which is sadly the case too often.
Around 350 people attend the events throughout the day including the Elder olympians, carers, students, volunteers and families. The Elder olympians engage in modified sporting activities competing in a friendly environment. Elders were also connected to expert advice relating to health & well being to address their nutritional, physical & recreational needs in the lead up, during and after each event which empowers Elders to live healthily.
This project is supporting and has strengthened the connections in the community by preserving Aboriginal culture through the Elder Olympics with the inclusion of traditional Aboriginal games. The Elders Olympics is also strengthening connections across communities and sponsoring pride in Aboriginal culture amongst the many different Aboriginal groups within the South East Sydney and Inner West Areas.
For further information please contact: Gai Marheine 02 8754 0400 or 0408 426 475, alternatively you can email Gai at GaiM@acs.asn.au.