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Golden oldies ‘not out’ at annual Golden Games<p>​</p><span><p>The event is aimed at empowering the elderly and encouraging them to keep physically active and healthy.<br></p><p> </p><p>Almost a hundred seniors from Hangberg, Imizamo Yethu, Woodstock and Bo-Kaap, participated in a variety of events including relays, egg and spoon races, bowling, netball and many more. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:812px;" /> </figure></span><p>'Our older residents play an important role in our communities as they bring wisdom, experience and calm. They are also one of the vulnerable groups and are often neglected or forgotten. Our senior clubs give them the opportunity to interact socially with their peers and enjoy recreational activities to keep them healthy and alert,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.</p><p> </p><p>The highlights of the day was a freestyle dance competition, which brought about much fun and laughter as the seniors cheered each other on.<br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:912px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>At 82 years old, Ms Juliana Opperman from Hangberg was the oldest participant on the day, proving that one can maintain a healthy mind and body at any age.</p><p> </p><p>To join a senior club near you, please visit your local City community centre listed on <a href=""></a> or email <a href=""></a>  for more information.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:924px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2022-11-01T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d;L0|#03cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d|Elderly;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#e1a5b1a6-9b2b-4790-96ce-f3405c541ea3;L0|#0e1a5b1a6-9b2b-4790-96ce-f3405c541ea3|community10

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