Warrick Senior Olympics 2016

The 2016 “Indiana State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Games” took place on Wednesday, July 27th in Chandler, Indiana.  We had eleven residents participate in this annual community event.  Participants from our facility included:  Sue Burke,  Edna Keller, Amy Young, Maxine Porter, Patricia Hamilton, Helen Sparks, JoAnn Trepanier, JoAnn Petropoulos, Melba Beyl, June Rudsill, and Mary Gess.

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!

Four of our residents were able to bring home medals this year!  The winners from Newburgh Healthcare are as follows:

JoAnn Trepanier: Placed 3rd in Women’s Washer Toss, Place 2nd in Women’s Wheelchair Race (Heat 2)

Helen “Sparky” Sparks:  Placed 1st in Women’s Wheelchair Race (Heat 2)

Mary “Jo” Gess: Placed 3rd in Women’s Wheelchair Race (Heat 2)

JoAnn Petropoulos: Placed 2nd in Women’s Ring Toss, Placed 3rd in Women’s Wheelchair Race (Heat 1)

First place winners were awarded with a gold medal, second a silver, and third a bronze medal.  All residents who participated received a ribbon.

After the games, residents enjoyed lunch at the Community Center.

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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