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Golden Age Olympics held

Senior citizens from seven area facilities compete for trophies

Senior citizens from seven area facilities compete for trophies

November 08, 2009

Residents of seven area nursing homes and assisted living facilities competed for the gold Oct. 15 at the Golden Age Olympics held at the Boonsboro American Legion.

The event, sponsored by the Maryland Activity Coordinators Society, featured games such as bowling, basketball, target toss, a wheelchair obstacle course, noodle hockey and a trivia game.

It was a chance for the residents from different facilities to get together for a social and competitive activity.

The room was filled with loud cheering and laughter as staff, volunteers and peers cheered on their teammates while waiting for their turn to compete.

The oldest competitor was 107-year-old Helen Wheat from Homewood at Crumland Farms.

First, second and third-place winners in each game received an individual trophy, and a team trophy was awarded to College View Center from Frederick, Md., for having the most individual wins. Upon leaving, the residents said they would be looking forward to the event again next year.

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