Memory care residents, kids and staff to run “Olympic” games in Westminster
Memory care residents will join the Olympic fever when they kick off the international event with their own Olympic Torch Run and games. The final stretch of the relay and opening ceremony begin at 11 a.m., July 22 outside Greenridge Place, 7700 W. 101st Ave., Westminster. Residents, staff and local children will run, walk, or roll in wheelchairs through the neighborhood relay style and hand off the famed torch to kick off their two-week mini-Olympics.
While the Olympics connects the world together promoting peace and unity, the Greenridge Games will be a time to connect the seniors both socially and physically to an event that has captivated the world for generations.
“This will give our seniors the opportunity to feel engaged in meaningful activities through participation and a bit of competition,” said Michelle Meyer, life engagement director for Greenridge Place. “It brings a sense of connection to something that has been a part of their lives from childhood.”
The Greenridge Games will run afternoons July 24 through August 8 and will include daily medal ceremonies. On July 28 at 1:30 p.m., the seniors will compete in volleyball and javelin throwing.
About Anthem Memory Care
Anthem’s core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in Colorado, California, Illinois, Minnesota and Kansas. The company’s website is AnthemMemoryCare.com.