The trial program, which has been running in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shire of Coolgardie since July 2016, has provided financial assistance to help more than 200 local seniors get active.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the first trial period, which was rolled out in five local governments across the state, will be closing soon, but there is still six weeks left for eligible local seniors to join the program.
“It has been great to see that the SilverSport trial has been so successful in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shire of Coolgardie, with 14 local sporting facilities and associations getting on board,” he said.
“Popular choices have been swimming, lawn bowls and golf, but participants have also used the SilverSport program to help them join fitness classes and wellness programs.
“We are proud to say that 42% of the people who have signed up for SilverSport here were not previously involved in a sporting club or group, so in terms of achieving its goals of encouraging seniors to get active, the SilverSport trial has definitely been a success here, and it is definitely something we would like to see the State government continue with.”
To register for SilverSport, visit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder website www.ckb.wa.gov.au/silversport
or collect an application form from the City’s Administration Building, the William Grundt Memorial Library or the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre.