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Centenarian stars at Rest Home Olympics

This page contains information bout the Rest Home Olympics that was held at Kensington Stadium.
Updated: 9/11/2017 8:31 a.m.

Dozens of rest home residents showed they still have what it takes to compete, at the Rest Home Olympics at Kensington Stadium. 

The joint effort by rest home staff, NorthTec students plus staff, Council’s Positive Aging Advisory Group members and the Community Development team, attracted 14 teams from 13 local rest homes. 

“One of the objectives of our Positive Ageing policy is providing opportunities for recreation and participation that are diverse, safe, affordable, accessible and attractive to older residents", said Council's Community Development Adviser Carla Janssen.  

“The Rest Home Olympics not only met this objective but in partnership with all the organisations involved, provided an event that was lots of fun.”

The Olympics included a circuit of competitive games designed so they can be played while seated. They included target ball, bowls, ten-pin bowling, balloon volley ball and noodle hockey. 

Every time a strike, a score or a valiant effort was made - the crowd roared. 


Gold cup – Tranquility Bay Care Rest Home  (Tranquility Tigers)

Silver cup – Norfolk Court Rest Home (Norfolk Nighthawks)

Bronze cup – Shalom Aged Care (Shalom Swifts)

Best banner – Parahaki Court Rest Home (Parahaki Pandas)

Other competitors 

  • Cairnfield House Rest Home (Cairnfield Cougars)
  • Radius Potter Home (Potter Panthers)
  • Radius Rimu Park Rest Home (Rimu Ravens)
  • Radius Baycare Rest Home (Baycare Bisons)
  • Puriri Court Rest Home (Puriri Pumas)
  • Jane Mander Rest Home (2 teams - Jane Mander Marlins and Jane Mander Jaguars)
  • Selwyn Park Rest Home (Selwyn Stingrays)
  • Kamo Home (Kamo Keas)
  • Rose Garden Rest Home (Rose Garden Rhinos)



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