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Senior Citizens Enjoy Day of Fun, Competition

Missouri Health Care Association held its annual Golden Age Games at Missouri Western. It's an event for residents who live in nursing homes throughout Northwest Missouri.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Health Care Association held its annual Golden Age Games, at Missouri Western State University, on Friday.

It was a fun day for nursing home residents, throughout Northwest Missouri, to get out of the house for a day of fun and competition.

Event organizers say was a great time for the residents, as well as Missouri Western students.

"We had a 102-year-old lady here today, and this was not her first game. They come back every year. They just have a blast. They enjoy the day, and that makes it worth it," said Michelle Walters, Missouri Health Care Association.

"It gives them a place to come for their activities, for the games themselves. And again, it gives our students a direct, applied learning opportunity," said Rick Hardy, Professor at MWSU.

Students studying Physical Education, or Health and Exercise Science helped with the games.

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