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The Merrill Gardens Senior Olympics

Watch out Michel Phelps — Our residents are staying fit and active this summer! In all of our communities we encourage an active lifestyle. From fitness classes to sports, we love to stay active while having fun in a variety of ways.

Merrill Gardens

The gang at Merrill Gardens at Stanwood hosted their Age of Champions where they gave a volleyball to each resident who pledged to keep active. This led up to the Olympics and they were a blast for residents and team member! A variety of games were played including some old time favorites like Ring Toss, Golf, and Egg Walk. We also hosted a few new games like “Pantyhose Swing” and “Oreo Tower”.

What is Pantyhose Swing? This game consisted of hitting a ball across the room to your partner, then tying the pantyhose around your waist and hitting the ball back across the room. *Phew!*

Oreo Tower? In this fun game, residents built a tower of Oreos on top of their partners heads without the Oreos falling. The quickest was a tower of 6 Oreos. Wow!

Residents signed up with a partner and had 6 different games to play during the day. Keeping with tradition, we had Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in all categories.

The day was filled with laughter, fun, and fitness.  Our residents inspire us in so many ways — we can’t wait until next year! To stay updated on future Merrill Garden’s activities, visit us on our Facebook page.

Here are a few shots from the day:

Age of champions & Olympics

Age of champions & Olympics

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