According to local Sr’s Center Director Karon Weatherman, over 200 Seniors signed up to participate in the fun and games held on August 23, 2018 at The Roc in Sulphur Springs, Texas. In addition to the competitors, friends and family members who came to cheer on contestants found an atmosphere of laughter and fellowship. Dr. Health E. Hound was among surprise visitors. Several Seniors enjoyed free massages by trained therapists from Healing Hands Massage, and there were healthy snacks plus plenty of water and tasty drinks provided to keep everyone hydrated. A volunteer team of assistants was assigned to every game, which helped Karon in making the event fun, safe and memorable for everyone.
Competition categories called for energy, speed, balance and co-ordination. Some categories were also designed for persons using walkers and wheelchairs. In the Facilities category, Rock Creek Health and Rehab took First Place for the Spirit Award, and Heritage Nursing Home of Quitman won 2nd Place. In Individual categories, Michael Smith won Most Athletic with a total of 6 Medals and 2 Trophies. 1K winners were: 1st- Michael Smith, 2nd-Ron Phillips, 3rd- Craig Toenniges.
There were 11 other events and numerous winners in this year’s Seniors Summer Olympics. Weatherman sends out congratulations to those who were awarded medals and those who participated, as they are all winners. Thanks go out to all of the sponsors for making the event possible.