Seniors in sport and recreation
Being active in your older years can improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. It also helps maintain and build new friendships through being an active part of the community.
SilverSport supported seniors aged 60 years and over to participate in sport and active recreation.
SilverSport allowed eligible seniors to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards sport club memberships or physical activity program fees of up to $200 per person.
More information about SilverSport.
Seniors Recreation Council
The Department supports the Seniors Recreation Council of WA (SRC), which is recognised as the peak body for organisations supporting seniors' involvement sport and recreation.
This volunteer-driven organisation delivers services to seniors in WA that encourage the over-45's to participate in sport, recreation and associated physical and mental activities. Their nine branches focus on participation, policy development, community leadership promotion and the over-45's potential for community contribution.
The SRC collaborates with the Department and many other stakeholders to offer a number of services and events across the state, including:
- Advice and support in establishing new recreational based groups for seniors.
- Support to expand existing active recreation groups.
- Coordination and fostering of projects which will contribute to the opportunities for over 45's to participate in recreational activities.