It was a picture perfect spring day at Chesapeake Shores for their 1st Annual Senior Olympics.
Four nursing homes from the surrounding area traveled to Chesapeake Shores to compete with The Old Bays at Chesapeake in sixe events: Therapy Pong, Corn Hole Basketball, Bowling, Shot Put, and the Wheelchair race. Competing teams were: The Asbury Ospreys from Solomons, Maryland; The Warriors from Charles County Nursing and Rehab in LaPlata, Maryland; The Freedom Fighters from the Charlotte Hall, Maryland (Veteran’s Center); and The Superstars from St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, Maryland. All arrived determined to go home with the gold!
The Olympians were fiercely competitive, and everyone competed to the very best of their ability. It was very exciting for all of the competitors to have a Senior Olympic medal placed around their neck whether it was gold, silver, bronze, or participant, and several elders spoke to the crowd about how much the experience meant to them.
The halftime show was really special with The Sam Grow Band entertaining, while hamburgers and hot dogs were served. This band is very popular in the Southern Maryland area and they graciously donated their time to help us out. There were many volunteers and the judges were our Ombudsman teams from St. Mary’s County and Charles County. Two County Commissioners attended, along with the local newspaper. It was especially touching to have the Olympic torch lit by Chesapeake’s Elder Council President, Angela Barns, along with Administrator Kelly Friedman. The Veterans at Chesapeake led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Everyone gave their all, but at the end of the day and when the tally was done, it was The Old Bays from Chesapeake Shores who took the trophy.
– Ellie Curry, Regional Quality of Life Director, Signature HealthCARE
Team Chesapeake would like to take a moment and thank everyone that helped us make the 1st Annual Senior Olympics a success. Thank you for the tremendous support that you provided us.
Thank you to:
- The Sam Grow Band for donating your time and providing an amazing half time show
- T and T Sweeping and Port – o – Let service
- J.C Haynie for providing D.J. services and providing the sound system throughout the day
- Bailey’s Party Rentals
- The Staff at The Department of Aging
- The St. Mary’s County Health Department
- The St. Mary’s County Ombudsman
- The Charles County Ombudsman
- The Adult Day Service Program
- County Commissioners Jack Russell and Cindy Jones
Without all of you this day would not have been the success it was. Thank you all!