Harbison 'Slow Speed Demons' are set to compete in a global virtual cycling competition for third year.
Harbison residents have teamed-up again for the annual Road Worlds for Seniors competition, which began on September 6 and will continue until October 1.
With lockdowns in regional NSW extended, the Road Worlds for Seniors championship will provide important social and physical activity for residents.
Road Worlds for Seniors was launched in 2017 in Bergen, Norway. It has grown rapidly, with increased interest and participation from older people living in residential care, people living with dementia and their families, aged care staff, local, regional, national, and international organisations.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Harbison represented Australia, receiving acknowledgement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW. The local team placed 24th in the world.
This year Harbison is proud to represent Australia again with two teams riding five special THERA-Trainers at their homes in Moss Vale and Burradoo.
This year, 250-plus teams are competing from 11 countries including Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Switzerland, Israel, Australia, and Singapore.
Harbison's goal this year is to ride at least 3000km.
HarbisonCare CEO David Cochrane said Harbison was very proud to be the first aged care provider in Australia to offer Motiview.
"We are excited for our residents to have the opportunity to compete with other residents from around the world," he said.
"Residents have an opportunity to train throughout the year, providing them with social connection, cognitive stimulation, and physical activity."
If you would like to support the Harbison Road Worlds team or Motiview program with a tax-deductible donation or by volunteering some time to support the champions, please contact our partnership manager Zac Hulm on 02 4868 6210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbison is a community-owned organisation, which has provided aged care services to the Southern Highlands community for more than 60-years. It offers a complete range of aged care services, including independent living, residential aged care, specialised dementia care, respite care and palliative care.
Visit harbison.org.au or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/harbisoncare for more information.
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