Let the games commence!

Loanhead, Thornlea Nursing Home, women who are taking part in the Senior Games''Janet Smith & Annie Duff
Loanhead, Thornlea Nursing Home, women who are taking part in the Senior Games''Janet Smith & Annie Duff

As a teenager at Dalkeith High, Nettie Smith would try her hand at any sport.

Now in training for this year’s Midlothian Senior Games, it seems that the 89-year-old resident at Thornlea nursing home in Loanhead has lost none of her competitive spirit.

The event is being organised by Vivian Wallace, the council’s Ageing Well co-ordinator. She said: “Last year’s event was a big success. It was fun, friendly and got everyone to ‘move more often’. This year, especially with everyone so geared up for the 2012 Olympics, I think the competitive spirit will be to the fore. May the games begin, as they say.”

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