Great Lakes and Manning Stroke Recovery members have returned home from this the Hunter Stroke Olympics (HSO) glittering in gold, silver and bronze.
Held at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, 12 members attended this year’s event.
Janette Daniel walk away with a gold in the skittles event, giving her the thrill of collecting all the podium colours – bronze, silver and gold – over the last three Olympics.
Thee group’s oldest member, Shirley Bilton, collected two medals, a silver in skittles and a bronze in dominoes.
In a thrilling finish the carpet bowls team was pipped at the post for a bronze.
However, team-members made up for their losses on the sporting ‘arena’ with several prizes in the raffle.
As the games kicked off at 9.30am the group travelled to the venue the day before aboard the Community Transport Bus to catch the opening ceremony before the start of the morning session.
Each stroke survivor participated in a game of their choice, while the carers/volunteers compete in putting.
Eight Stroke Recovery Clubs from the Hunter Region participated in the successful day-long event, which was organised by the HSO committee with support from the Stroke Recovery Association of NSW and the physiotherapy students from Newcastle University who volunteer their able bodies for the day.
The group extended their trip an extra day to enjoy the Postman’s Cruise on the Hawkesbury.
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