Defying Age: Signature HealthCARE Residents Compete In Senior Olympics Day

MARCH 6, 2019

Sebring, FL. – March 6, 2019 – Residents across 17 Florida Signature HealthCARE locations competed in the sixth annual Senior Olympics games. The fun took place at the Highlands News-Sun Center Fairgrounds in Sebring, Florida today.

Sebring Mayor John Shoop and Sebring Sherriff Paul Blackman kicked off the opening ceremony by proclaiming March 6 Signature HealthCARE Senior Olympics Day across Florida.  The Highlands County Sherriff’s Office Honor Guard with Sgt. Dan Danely then presented the Color Guard, followed by the National Anthem sung by local quartet Wings of Faith.

The day included wheelchair races, basketball, cornhole, reacher relay, team volleyball, and a cheer contest. The champion for the past two years has been Winter Park Care and Rehabilitation Center, but this year, Winter Park had to say goodbye to their reigning title when the Jacksonville Lions of Signature HealthCARE of Jacksonville took home the gold. Win or lose, residents and stakeholders had a blast going head-to-head in a little friendly competition.

“It’s the biggest day of the year for Signature HealthCARE. Residents started practicing weeks in advance, so they were ready to go for game time,” said Sheri Morin, Regional Quality of Life Director at Signature HealthCARE. “We emphasize quality of life here and it’s just another way for these individuals to continue living with purpose at any age.”

Senior Olympics is one of several unique quality of life initiatives Signature hosts to lead radical change across the healthcare landscape. The annual event is breaking stereotypes of the aging population and is something residents and stakeholders look forward to every year. This year’s sponsors included Corner Stone Hospice, Fairway Pines, Healing Hearts, and Good Shephard Hospice.

Senior Olympics Teams represented these Signature HealthCARE locations:

Anchor Care & Rehabilitation Center in Palm Bay, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE at College Park in Fort Myers, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville in Gainesville, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE Center of Waterford in Hialeah Gardens, Fl.

Golfview Healthcare Center in St. Petersburg, Fl.

Gulfport Rehabilitation Center in Pasadena, Fl.

Golfcrest Healthcare Center in Hollywood, Fl.

Heritage Park Care & Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fl.

Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Orange Park in Orange Park, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Ormond in Ormond Beach, Fl.

Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center in Tarpon Springs, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Palm Beach in Lake Worth, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Port Charlotte in Port Charlotte, Fl.

Southern Pines Healthcare Center in New Port Richey, Fl.

Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center in Orange County, Fl.