They traveled from near and far to see friends, learn about how to keep a healthy heart and to compete in the Senior Games.
Wendy Delbridge, the Charleville Hospital Physiotherapist, says they couldn’t of asked for a better day.
“It’s been a really successful day, the team numbers are up again this year and the weather has been favourable and the atmosphere is always good.
“It’s lovely seeing the visitors from other towns come and mingle,” she says.
Like every year, there was a theme for the games, and this year the crowd started a conversation around having a healthy heart.
There were some amazing costumes, some tongue in cheek comments but most importantly there was plenty of discussion around how to live healthily so our hearts keep kicking along.
“It’s such a good catchment for us as we often don’t see people until they’re actually being diagnosed with something, whereas here we’re actually seeing the people and alerting them to what options they have got and how simple that change can be.
“It’s a really good way to catch a part of the population we don’t always get to see otherwise,” says Wendy.
A talk from one of the local physiotherapists, Amanda got the teams thinking before they took on a mystery game that was focused towards healthy heart options including diet and exercise.
Wendy says small changes is all it takes to get on the right track to living a healthy and long life.
“People think it’s got to be a huge change, but it’s those little changes that impact on your health.
“The informal chit-chat with their peers and friends is where they find out about stuff and it’s a really good informal learning curve,” she says.
For a lot of the participants it was a change to get out and catch up with friends from across the south west.
Check out the gallery below for a glimpse into all the fun that was had.