The old going for gold: Thousands take part in Cape Town Games for Older Living

The old going for gold: Thousands take part in Cape Town Games for Older Living

Older people in Cape Town have proven that when it comes to competing for gold, age is nothing but a number.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed! learned that over 4,000 of them, all aged 60 and above, participated in the Cape Town Games for Older Living on 3 April at the Greenpoint Athletics Stadium.

The annual event includes track and field, a duck walk, hula hooping, and other fun contests.

The Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA), the Western Cape Department of Health, and the City of Cape Town were among the organisers of the event.

This year's theme was "Healthy Living and Active Ageing."

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Hubert Paulse, CPOA's fundraising manager, told GroundUp that the event is important because it encourages older people to remain physically active and therefore live longer.

He added, "It’s about promoting quality of life."

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The City of Cape Town estimated that over 60 percent of those who attended participated in the various competitions.

The event also paid respects to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who passed away on 2 April aged 81.

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