eye, brain, hand/feet challenges at six local community venues for
who play 9 holes at North Ryde Golf Course on Tues and Fridays
* Regain the enthusiasm of playing new games that you
experienced during your
youthful exuberance growing phase as a
child who took risks
* Retain your driver’s licence longer and not clobber some
* Hit a golf ball straight sometimes
* Imbibe alcohol longer, retain your amigo compadres and not get ejected from venues
* Delay dementia
and stay on the sunny side of terra firma longer
Six local council and/or community
venues, with a sausage sizzle and a soda après after two Challenges:
Wed, 15th Jan -
Bare Foot Lawn Bowls
Bowling Club, 6 Arnold St, Killara, from 12:30pm to
$20 - Bowls
supplied, free coaching and afternoon tea incl.
10am to midday, 3pm to 5pm or 6:30pm to 8:30pm -
Table Tennis at
Ryde Community Sports Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde or
Ku'ring'gai Council Chambers, Pymble
Friday, 24th Jan from 10:15am - Shuttlecock
and Badminton and Backyard Cricket at Kingsford
Smith Oval, Longueville
Fri, 7th Feb from 10am for Bocce,
lawn ten pin bowls, hitting a tennis ball revolving on a poll, backyard cricket, throwing/catching a
Coal Loader Reserve, Balls Head Drive, Waverton
Wed, 19th Feb 2pm for 2 hours -
Croquet at Cammeray Croquet Club, Ernest St and Park Ave
- $15 -
mallets and balls provided
Fri, 6th Mar, from 10am -
Ryde Community Sports
Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde or
Thurs 13th Feb from
6:30pm Abbotsleigh College Main Gym off Gate 1A in Ada Ave
* backyard cricket and throwing and catching a
tennis balls for 20 secs,
exercises eg. stand on one leg for 1 min,
then other leg
How to play
Lawn ten pin bowls
How to Play Pickleball - 3 min video
How to play Pickleball
What is Pickleball and How do you Play?
Pickleball Scoring — Doubles
How to score
Pickleball each Thurs 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Abbotsleigh Girls School, Pacific H'way Wahroonga. Cost $10. Beginner
bats available. Three indoor courts. Enter main gym via Gate 1 off
Pickleball each Friday 10am –
1pm. Ryde Community Sports Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde. Cost $10
includes a shower. Four indoor courts, plenty of parking
around the base of the 'Seniors legerdemain/dexterity/agility' trophy exists to
distinguish each quarterly winner (on a 32mm x 30mm shield) for 20
Fellow Holy Family School Lindfield
classmates, Tony H.
and Tony Z. also recall
classmates getting a Red Star stamped on the forehead by
Sister Anthony in Kindergarten and Mother Thedais in 1st Class, if they
did something Super Special, to display their
Red Star on their forehead
with pride when their mother
picked them up at 3pm.
are replaced by
Shields with the Qtly Winner's name
to impress mum.
those who take these eye/brain/hand challenges earnestly, due
to heeding the signs to improve their agility/alertness, and thereby avoid
falling off the perch, as many folk from earlier
generations did. When we were
Only Knee High to a Grasshopper, Menfolk in their 50s and 60s fell
off the perch.
with no one knowing why!
Enterprising physiotherapists are offering classes for Old Folk to
sign up to Oil Their Joints.
Physiotherapy and Older People
older people - The Physio Co
ABC1 Catalyst presented in August 2019 two
programmes on Old Folk staying down here sharper and for longer:
For Longer: Brain - Air Date:
Tuesday, 20 August
Younger For Longer:
Tuesday, 13 August
Community facilities offered by Local Councils,
both gymnasiums indoor and sporting ovals outdoors, together with some private
schools, means that with the support of your mates, you can jump the gun to stay young!
If you fail any
contests, you have to
pledge to give up alcohol -
* until your
adroitness/nimbleness returns; or
empirical evidence establishes dementia 'beyond reasonable hope of recovery'.
RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS !