Olga was born in NSW in 1919 and moved to Queensland when she was 2 years old, residing in her current home for the last 68 years. Ten pin bowling has been Olga’s lifetime hobby, achieving both Queensland State Ladies Champion and Doubles Champion in 1973. Her passion for bowling resulted in scoring numerous club awards including the Kedron Bowl Club Champion in 1990 and 1993.
Olga only stopped playing ten pin bowling last year at the tender age of 97, when she had a fall in the kitchen. An awkward turn had her landing on her back and she sustained a fractured spine. This resulted in a 3 week stay in hospital and when she returned home she was too week to climb up the steps into her house.
Being effectively ‘house-bound’, Olga’s goal on commencing physiotherapy was to be mobile enough to get out of the house and watch her favourite game to cheer the girls on. Olga commenced re-habilitation with Co.As.It Community Services’ physiotherapist, Leonie Poole, in December 2017 and in only 6 weeks Olga was mobile enough to once again climb the steps into her house.
Olga was a diligent patient, practicing her exercises daily and reaching her goal of being able to get out of the house again. At 98 years of age such a marked improvement is quite an achievement and it is all due to Olga’s persistence and tenacity.
Well done Olga!
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