Games brighten lives of residents at Brightwater's The Cove

Residents at Brightwater's aged care home in Mandurah recently held their first ever inter-house games, with four teams competing for the trophy over a two-day carnival event.

Brightwater's The Cove hosted two days of action packed games for residents including quoits, nerf gun shooting, bean bag toss and bowling.

Each team had an allocated coach and trained weekly in the lead up to ensure they were well practiced in each activity for the big event.

Residents embraced the carnival spirit, with each team picking their own theme and donning creative costumes including hand knitted tiger ears, head-to-toe green outfits, the A-Team headbands and Guinness branded fisherman caps.

The Cove staff came up with the idea of running the inter-house games as a way to encourage residents to participate in group activities, especially during the decrease in their regular external activities due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Brightwater chief Jennifer Lawrence said the inter-house games competition was a great way to bring some excitement to the daily routine of The Cove residents and foster a sense of camaraderie.

"It is wonderful to see our residents getting involved in these activities, and taking part in this new inter-house games competition - all in the name of fun," Ms Lawrence said.

"I commend the staff at The Cove for embracing this idea, it was clear that a lot of thought and care went into the planning to make sure residents had a great time. From the team training sessions to the trophy ceremony, it made the event very special."

Congratulations to Gulf House who took home the trophy, it must've been the luck of the Irish from the Guinness fisherman caps.