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25th Anniversary of Geri Olympics

4/18/2012
 

25th Anniversary of Geri Olympics - Celebrating the Silver Anniversary of Geri Olympics and active aging

WHO:              West Virginia Geri Olympic Programs 
WHAT:             25th Annual West Virginia Geri Olympic competition
WHEN:            Friday, April 20, 2012, starting at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE:          South Charleston Community Center, South Charleston, WV  

They’re coming! Senior athletes from around the state will gather to compete in the 25th Annual West Virginia Geri Olympics on April 20th at the South Charleston Community Center. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. There are 220 nursing home resident athletes from 25 different nursing facilities scheduled to attend Geri Olympics and compete in a wide variety of Olympic style athletic events including bowling, basketball and wheelchair races. Teams from as far away as Morgantown and Lewisburg have registered to compete in the best geriatric fitness event in West Virginia.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and several Kanawha County delegates and senators are invited guests for the festivities and closing ceremony. “For the last 25 years Geri Olympics has been helping to increase the physical activity of nursing home residents through active aging,” says Dr. Ted Muilenburg, event coordinator and Director of Geri Olympics. “West Virginia Geri Olympics is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of being an excellent example of the competitive spirit and abilities of our seniors.”

Geri Olympic Programs are designed to promote active living through sports and competition, showing a greater understanding and cooperation within the geriatric communities throughout West Virginia. For more information about Geri Olympics, please call Dr. Ted Muilenburg at 304.766.3365 or htm406@aol.com. The event is free and open to the public.

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