Silver Games Pit Senior Against Senior in Competitive Sporting Events

Ivy Marketing Group

On September 10-14th, approximately 177 participants ages 62 and over competed in more than 25 events including water volleyball, basketball free throw, 1-mile relay, archery, Sudoku, and fishing, as Friendship Village in Schaumburg held their 11th Annual Silver Games.

Silver Games feature friendly competition for seniors and encourage exercise of both the body and the brain New this year, were the stations in the popular obstacle course. Julie Hubbard, exercise physiologist at Friendship Village explained that all the stations were set up for functional movement. "This included picking up small cereal puffs with chop-sticks, a balance hop-scotch, move-the-cup across a string by blowing through a straw for pulmonary health, squirt-down targets for hand-eye coordination, and more."

The Silver Games, which 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.

Friendship Village is a leading Chicago-area retirement community offering a complete continuum of care including independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation services. For more than 40 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information visit

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