PENSIONERS and care home residents proved that age is no barrier as they competed in an action packed sports day for senior citizens.

Elderly residents from 11 care homes across Inverclyde gathered at Battery Park for the fun-filled 'Go for Gold' challenge.

Laughter filled the air as the pensioners competed for points in various events including throw the slipper, beat the goalie and the egg and spoon race.

Margaret McClure, who is the activities co-ordinator at Newark Care Home, said it's great to bring all the care home residents together.

She said: "You can tell by their faces that they really enjoy it.

"Some of the homes brought games with them and it was just brilliant fun."

John McKinley, a resident at Newark, thoroughly enjoyed himself - especially after winning the hoopla contest.

He said: "It's great fun, especially as it brings all the homes together."

Angela Way, who lives at Balclutha Court care home, was part of the 'Balclutha Bravehearts' team.

The 52-year-old said: "I've really enjoyed it.

"I love the hot weather so it's great to be out in the fresh air."

The organisers have thanked all the care homes who were involved in the event, as well as the staff at Battery Park for all their help.