Bowled Over

February 28, 2019

Prepare for some enjoyable competition at Mayflower Brighton, with our ever-popular bowls green on the picturesque 2nd-floor balcony.

Mayflower Brighton Lawn Bowls

Mayflower residents have been enjoying some sunshine, friendly banter and rekindling of old sporting rivalries during Friday morning bowls.

Lawn bowls is a popular sport and leisure activity in Australia and is particularly well suited to older people due to its therapeutic benefits and low-impact demands.

Bowls began in the 13th century in London and was subsequently banned in favour of archery, which at the time was necessary for battle. Luckily for our residents, no such ban exists today.

Our residents love the friendly competition, as well as the many health benefits related to playing bowls, including:

  • improved fitness
  • improved coordination and skill development
  • enhanced mental wellbeing
  • community connectedness and support.

So next time you are visiting us at Mayflower Brighton, why not stop by for a friendly game of balcony lawn bowls? But don't get too confident - our residents have been practicing!