With all the buzz going around about the Olympics, Westminster House, a Kingwood senior living community, has decided to put on their own version of this time honored event. Water balloon toss, horseshoes, and even a home run derby on Nintendo Wii are just some of the events in which the seniors have been participating. These first-ever Olympics at Westminster House were kicked off last Friday with a full building torch relay. According to Activities coordinator Jennifer Shuck, every single part of the Westminster House building was covered throughout the relay. From wing to wing and floor to floor, participating residents walked or rode to the check points to hand off the torch. Even those who were not able to participate were asked to open their doors during the relay to give encouragement and support to their fellow resident competitors. “We have residents anywhere from 55- 92 years old participating in the two- week event,” said Shuck. Although the events are designed for seniors, some residents found it difficult to participate. There are approximately 15 participants in the two-week competition. Events began Aug. 11 with Sticky Ball followed by Lawn Toss on Tuesday. For the next week and a half, the seniors will participate in daily events and compete for all the glory. Trophies, ribbons, and prizes will be given at the awards ceremony Friday, Aug. 22, which will conclude the Senior Olympics. For more information, www.kwvestates.com Photo: A few of the Westminster House Senior Olympians getting ready for the gold are: Jean Turner, from left, Earline Zelenevitz, Rose Melancon and Louis Boada. Photo by Andres Quintero

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