SALISBURY residents over the age of 60 are invited to put their sporting skills to the test in the returning Senior Games.

The event was originally inspired by games in Scotland but was remodelled in Salisbury in 2019. It was such a success that Salisbury City Council decided to run the free event a second time.

Sean Saunders, aged 26, a community activity leader at the council, is involved in organising the games.

He said: “There are many different activities, and these include curling, boccia, walking basketball and walking tennis, but all of the activities can be adapted to an individual’s needs.”

The Senior Games will take place in Sarum Academy’s sports hall and the outside facilities and places are limited to around 100 people. Individuals or groups can sign up and food will be provided.

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Sean said: “It is brilliant to have everyone engaging with each other. Last time, some people continued to stay in touch after the event.”

Wellbeing is an important part of the games and once over, a brochure will be distributed to advertise local activity groups providing relevant contact details.

The event takes place on July 17 and runs from 10am until 4.30pm. If interested, email on or before July 1.

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