Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Big time at the Souper Bowl

Local seniors had a great time last Friday at their own Souper Bowl. Yes, Souper Bowl.

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, the Friendship Center hosted its own lunchtime Souper Bowl Friday. Around 25 seniors participated in the fun event.

Staff and volunteers dressed as cheerleaders to spur the enthusiastic group as they tossed a football into the net to score a touchdown. Flags were thrown by the referee, Tony Cuomo, when football throwers stepped over the toss line.

Food, chips and dip, festive decorations and hilarity rounded out the souper event, just one of the many fun activities held for Fayette County seniors 60 and older at the Friendship Center. The Center provides socializing and educational programs, creative arts, exercise, lunch, music and games for seniors. Transportation is provided on a limited basis for those who are unable to drive.

Each day attendees are given a snack, participate in appropriate exercise, eat lunch and can enjoy a game of Bingo. Each Friday at 10 a.m. the Friendship Walking Club takes off. Once a month the group travels to Wal-Mart for shopping and on another day participants visit the library.

The first Monday of each month volunteer registered nurses give blood pressure checks. On other Monday’s the Center hosts various informational nutrition and educational sessions.

For more information regarding the Friendship Center, call Fayette Senior Services at 770-461-0813.

— Janet McGregor


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