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By: Chelsea Sayegh on January 17th, 2017

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A Wii Bowling Match for the Books!


What better way to stay active and inside this winter than participating in a Wii bowling tournament?  Age was certainly not a factor for over 100 seniors who participated in an annual Wii tournament held at the Bristol Senior Center. The Residents from Middlewoods Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Farmington and Newington, accompanied by their teammates from the Newington Senior Center, played exceptionally well at this fun-filled event! “The Woodchucks, as this team is known, is comprised of 14 players, all of whom have been practicing daily for months in preparation of this tournament.

The Activities Director at Middlewoods of Newington, explains, “Wii bowling has become a source of great fun for our residents! We practice regularly, travel around to different communities and senior centers, and meet many new friends along the way.” The Middlewoods of Farmington Activities Directors, Tanya Janeczko and Joan Jakiela, agree that the league has been an incredible way to promote friendly competition, community involvement and an active lifestyle for the residents.

The Connecticut Wii Bowling League, organized by Jason Krueger, Assistant Director of the Bristol Senior Center, begins in September and ends with a championship tournament in May. Mary Foley, a resident of Middlewoods of Newington explains, “We’ve been putting a lot of practice into this, which has definitely paid off this season. I’ve really enjoyed it!” Two players from the Middlewoods Independent and Assisted Living communities even made it to the finals in their division at the Bristol Senior Center, clinching the third and fourth spots! The team continues to practice regularly  in preparation for the remaining three matches of the season. 

            Wii Tournament Winner from Middlewoods of NewingtonWii Tournament Winner from Middlewoods of Farmington

Both Middlewoods communities offer award-winning independent and assisted living options and are affiliated with the UConn Health Center. The communities are owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a local, mission-based, not-for-profit organization. Middlewoods of Farmington is located at 509 Middle Road in Farmington and Middlewoods of Newington is located at 2125 Main Street in Newington. To learn more or to schedule a tour, visit www.middlewoods.org.

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About Chelsea Sayegh

I started working as a Marketing Coordinator for United Methodist Homes in October of 2016. I work on public relations, website management and community planning for their award winning independent and assisted living communities. As a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in Media and Communications and a passion for serving nonprofits, United Methodist Homes has become my home away from home. I spend my days working in a community filled with smiling faces, helpful hands and wonderful residents. I have a passion for assisting seniors and take great pride in being able to promote a company with such a positive mission and values. As an individual committed to learning and growing, I have jumped right into this exciting career!

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