eye/brain/hand challenges at
4 venues to:
* Retain your driver’s licence longer and not clobber some
* Hit a golf ball straight sometimes
* Imbibe more
alcohol longer, retain your existing amigos and not get ejected from venues
* Delay dementia
and stay north of terra firma longer
Four local council and/or community venues and
Tues, 8 Oct.
10am to midday - table tennis at Ku'ring'gai Council Chambers, Pymble
Fri, 18th Oct, from 10am -
Ryde Community Sports
Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde or
Thurs 19th Sept from
6:30pm Abbotsleigh College Main Gym off Gate 1
Tues, 22nd Oct from 10:15am - shuttlecock, badminton, backyard cricket at Kingsford
Smith Oval, Longueville
Fri, 1st Nov from 10am for Bocce, juggling test, balance test,
ten pin bowls, hitting a tennis ball revolving on a poll and catching a
Coal Loader Reserve, Balls Head Drive, Waverton
the Game - 2 min video
- How to score -
* backyard cricket 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
What is Pickleball and How do you Play?
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 10.00am –
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 some 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'.