The 2017 “Indiana State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Games” took place on Wednesday, June 7th in Boonville, Indiana. We had thirteen residents participate in this annual community event. Participants from our facility included: Sue Burke, Edna Keller, Mary White, Melba Beyl, Maxine Porter, Patricia Leroy, Helen Shelburne, Richard Melloy, Bobby Walker, Helen Sparks, Janis Schlimmer, Mary Pendergrass, and Joann Trepanier.
Our residents competed against other residents from various Warrick County health care facilities in events such as washers, ball toss, bean bag toss, fishing, ring toss, and wheelchair races.
The highlight of the Senior Games is always the wheelchair races!
Three of our residents were able to bring home medals this year! The winners from Newburgh Healthcare are as follows:
Mary Pendergrass: Placed 2nd in the Fishing.
Rick Melloy: Placed 3rd in Bean Bag Toss.
Helen Sparks: Placed 3rd in Wheelchair Race
First place winners were awarded with a gold medal, second a silver, and third a bronze medal. All residents who participated received a ribbon.
We would like to congratulate all of our residents who participated in this community event and we thank all of our staff and family members who attended to assist. Newburgh Healthcare would also like to thank the Town of Chandler for hosting the Olympics at the Chandler Community Center and thank SWIRCA who did an amazing job organizing the event again this year!
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