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Locals participate in senior games

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Submitted to the Spencer Magnet

Signature Healthcare of Spencer County was one of eight nursing homes that gathered recently to compete in Signature Healthcare’s first Louisville-area Senior Olympics games.

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The event was held Sept. 28 at Signature’s home office in Louisville.
Athletes competed in seven events, including a Wheelchair Race, Corn Hole and Bowling. Celebrity judges for the games included Bellarmine University’s Scott Davenport, head coach of the 2011 NCAA Division II men’s basketball champions, and Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo by rowboat.
Team trophies were awarded, and all participants received a medal or certificate. The event was designed to promote fitness among senior citizens, and serves to give participants a sense of accomplishment.
“Our residents loved going to the Senior Olympics,” said Vernon Jewell, Chaplain at SHC of Spencer County. “They really enjoyed the challenge of competing against the other homes.”