Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Senior citizens take part in mini olympic games

From Staff Reports

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The Tommy Thompson Senior Center in Newnan held olympics as one of its activities for clients recently. The games were held on the grounds of the senior center on Hospital Road.

The different games included horseshoes, the softball throw, Wii bowling, track and other games. Moreland Mayor Josh Evans led the opening ceremonies in prayer and presented the awards to the first, second and third place winners in each category.

Winners in the games were: Track - Terry Houston, Rosetta Jones, Annie Betts; King of the Corner - Roger Warren, Annie Mae Newson; Softball - Terry Houston, Annie Betts and Charles Moody; Frisbee - Rosetta Jones, Elnora Rosser, and Fay Lankford; Wii Bowling - Martha Warren, Roger Warren, Annie Betts and Horseshoes - Jeanette Lyons, Terry Houston, and Mike Eikenberry.

The senior center is a place for those age 60 or older to meet together Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for time of fellowship. The center provides a lunch each day and has many different activities.

The center has singing groups, and the surrounding churches come to minister to the seniors.

There is a full-sized pool table, a place to play cards and a computer and TV area as well.

A nurse comes regularly to the center for health wellness checks and takes blood pressures and monitors sugar levels for seniors. Rides are available for the seniors who need transportation to and from the center. The center is directed by Ms. Ida Johnson, assistant director is Joyce Evans, and activities director is Ms. Danette Martin.

For more information on the center, call 770-683-8600.

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