During the month of April, Resthaven Community Services took part in the 10,000 Step Challenge, commencing 1 April, and ending on 18 April.
Following the success of the previous event in 2019, staff were determined to beat the record of 9.8 million steps between the three teams: Resthaven Community Respite Services, Resthaven Marion Community Services and Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services.
Using a pedometer, activity tracker (such as Fitbit) or mobile phone apps, the staff went on their way to step victory.
‘The tournament was really well received, with fifty-three staff members participating across the three sites,’ says Julian Sporne, Assistant Manager, Resthaven Community Respite Services.
‘The tournament motivated them to get out and about walking, running, going to the gym or generally exercising.’
For the first time, Resthaven Community Respite Services was the winner, based upon the total average number of steps taken. Resthaven Marion Community Services came in second, and Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services claimed bronze.
‘Resthaven Marion Community Services won last time in 2019, so it was nice to see Resthaven Community Respite Services take the cake this year!’
‘Although we didn’t quite make it to 9.8 million steps, the three teams completed 9,248,416 steps overall, which is the equivalent of walking from Adelaide to Singapore!’
‘It was a huge effort from our Community Services teams, and we all had great fun competing.’
‘Next year, we would love to expand the competition to include other sites – watch this space!’
Check out this year’s stats below:
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Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.