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Senior Games Success!
Newbyres Flyers and Baldwin Buddies crowned winners at the sixth annual Senior Games!
The popular games, which took place at Mayfield and Ladywood Leisure Centre, involved teams from care homes and sheltered housing across Midlothian.
Led by much-loved mascot, Macbear, the games began with an opening parade for 10 care home teams on Tuesday 4 July at Mayfield followed by similar ceremony for the eight sheltered housing teams on Thursday 6 July at Ladywood.
Teams took part in a conga dance warm up before nine games were tackled, from new age kurling to tossing the caber, shuffle board to duck racing, age was no barrier as contestants tried their best to hit targets and win points for their respective teams!
Winners for the first time were the Newbyres Flyers, Gorebridge care home with the runners up former champions, Nazareth Navigators, Bonnyrigg with the event on Thursday won by the Baldwin Buddies beating last year’s winners The Crystals by five points.
All participants received medals presented to them by the Provost Adam Montgomery and MacBear before the biggest games event in the residents calendars came to a close with music and dancing.
This event is part of a nationwide campaign to get older people more active called ‘Going for Gold’ and Midlothian achieved this thanks to volunteers and friends from the county’s ‘Ageing Well’ project.
If you are over 50 and wish to be more active, there are classes and groups from walking to dance, yoga to table tennis and much more as well as a variety of volunteering opportunities.
For more information visit here or call 0131 561 6506.