Beth-a-lympics preparation for annual games

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Bethanie Beachside residents Frank Cruttenden and Ted Gilchrist at the Beth-a-lympics, which was won by the Bethanie Beachside Sharks.

BETHANIE Beachside resident Ted Gilchrist, who celebrated his 100th birthday, on Friday, September 1 is in training for the Live Lighter Games later this month.

Mr Gilchrist also took part in the Beth-a-lympics recently held at Bethanie Beachside and which was won by the Bethanie Beachside Sharks.

A Bethanie Beachside spokeswoman said not only did the Beth-a-lympics engage clients and keep them active and socially entertained, it is also got clients and staff into the spirit and race ready for the annual games, which were held at Joondalup Arena.

Competing against Bethanie Beachside were clients from Bethanie Gwelup and Bethanie Illawong with four different events taking place – skittles, beanbag toss, hockey and pass ball.

Bethanie Beachside client John Alexander said he enjoyed participating in the fun with other residents.

“I don’t have a favourite activity – I like them all,’’ he said.

Client Richard Mason said he enjoyed the Beth-a-lympics and liked seeing residents from where he used to live at Bethanie Illawong.

The spokeswoman said all teams were training twice a week for  Beth-a-lympics with one overall site being announced the winner on the day and all clients joining together afterwards for a luncheon.