Seniors and Students Competed in 'Olympics' at United Hebrew of New Rochelle

The second annual event brought residents of the nursing home together with local students.

An afternoon of Olympics-style competition brought residents of together with local students recently.

United Hebrew and Willow Towers Assisted Living hosted the second-annual Intergenerational Olympics with over 50 residents and 30 students competing.

"We are committed to programs that allow our residents to interact with young people while participating in healthy exercise," said United Hebrew President and CEO Rita Mabli.

"Intergenerational activities enhance the lives of both seniors and teens," she said.

Students from Ursuline School, New Rochelle High School Key Club and Honors Society, Academic Pathways and the New Rochelle Youth Bureau interacted with the residents and escorted them to the activities, which included bowling competitions, wheelchair races, a gum ball shake, card games and relays.

The action, in which adult volunteers from the New Rochelle Office for the Aging also participated, took place around the first floor of United Hebrew's new Skalet Pavilion.

The event was coordinated by United Hebrew, the New Rochelle Office for the Aging and the Westchester County Southeast Regional Livable Communities Connection.

Josh Semendoff November 29, 2011 at 01:22 PM
These stories are when I wish I were still covering stories in New Rochelle. What a fun looking event that must have been! The seniors there are always great and I'm sure the competition brought out their personalities even more!


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