The City of Cape Town‘s annual Games for Older Persons is underway at the Green Point Athletics Stadium.

More than 300 senior clubs from all over the City are participating in various track and field events throughout the day. All the participants are older than 60.

Mayoral Committee Member for Social Services, JP Smith, says the aim of the event is to promote healthy living and active ageing.

“Track and field events including bowling, basketball, duck walk, brisk walk, wheelchair pegging event, French boulles etc. We’ve also partnered with numerous other organisations like the Western Cape Department of Health who will assist with health screening and related advice, as well as a focus on socio-economic aspects that impact on the lives of our older persons.”