Senior Olympics: A Signature HealthCARE Tradition


Tennessee, KY – Sept. 6, 2019 – Individuals from 24 Tennessee Signature HealthCARE facilities are defying age and going head-to-head in a little friendly competition at the annual Senior Olympics games.

The first Senior Olympics games will take place in Jackson, TN on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at The STAR Center, where eight buildings will compete against one another. The second Tennessee games will take place in Harriman, TN at Harriman High School on Thursday, Sept. 12. Sixteen homes will compete at the Harriman Olympics.

The Harriman Olympics will include several special guests for the day. Mayor Wayne Best of Harriman, TN will be giving some encouraging words at the opening ceremonies, and the Harriman High School band will perform a couple of songs. During half-time, David Lee – Elvis impersonator, will be the live entertainment.

The opening ceremonies for both days will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Opening ceremonies include a welcoming, singing of the National Anthem, opening prayer, and an introduction of teams. Then, let the games begin. Residents will compete in a variety of games including wheelchair races, cornhole, shot put, soccer shoot out, and a free throw challenge.

After the games, lunch will be served and a halftime “Minute to Win It” challenge will take place. Once halftime is complete, the awards will be presented during the closing ceremonies.

Awards will be given to the Olympian with the highest score in each event, as well as an overall Olympic winner to the team with the highest score. Additional awards include Best Theme, Spirit Award, Sportsmanship Award, and Minute to Win it Champion.

Senior Olympics is one of several unique quality of life initiatives Signature hosts to lead radical change across the healthcare landscape. Teams practice months in advance and work hard to earn the title of Senior Olympics Champion. Join Signature HealthCARE residents and stakeholders to see who will be crowned the 2019 Champion for the Senior Olympics Games.