Thursday, July 28, 2016, Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension program sponsored the Greene /Hale Senior Olympics at the Eutaw Activity Center.
This year’s theme Seniors Striving for a Healthier Lifestyle drew a large crowd.
Participants signed in and were presented with an Olympic t-shirt. Welcome /Greeting were delivered by Hon. Mayor Hattie Edwards.
The purpose of Senior Olympics is to promote healthy lifestyles for senior adults through fitness, sports and active involvement in life. The Senior Olympics program offers senior adults the opportunity for competition and fellowship through various athletic recreation and social events.
These activities and events encourage older adults to stay active, and gives them a reason to renew past skills or acquire new ones.
A warm-up jazzercise was presented by Ms. Eloise Carey. Informational pamphlets and blood pressure checks were available. Numerous games and activities were enjoyed including cards, dominoes, checkers, arts & crafts, Wii bowling, musical chairs, basketball reach, and Mary Kay Facials. Fun was had by all, followed by a delicious meal.
Senior County Agent Gwendolyn J. Johnson who presented the closing remarks was pleased with the turnout and stated the Greene /Hale Senior Olympics gets better and better each year.
“We are looking forward to next year’s Greene/Hale Senior Olympics,” said Johnson. “We would like to thank everyone for their part in making the program a success.”