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On September 9th-13th, approximately 175 participants ages 62 and over competed in more than 30 events including water volleyball, basketball free throw, 1-mile relay, archery, Sudoku, and fishing, as Friendship Village in Schaumburg held their Silver Games. The 12th annual event featured friendly competition for seniors, encouraging exercise of both the body and the brain
The Silver Games are coordinated by Friendship Village and the Schaumburg Park District. The Barn of Schaumburg helped to sponsor the event and provided volunteers. While the primary focus is celebrating seniors, the games are also a great example of the amazing things that can happen through community partnerships.
The Silver Games are developed for all ability, activity and interest levels. The event closed with a special feast, a slide show of the week of competition, and live musical entertainment.
“Each year the residents look forward to Silver Games, and really draw on their competitive spirit while cheering on their friends and neighbors,” said Julie Hubbard, SeniorFit Program Exercise Physiologist at Friendship Village. “We’re already looking forward to 2020!”