Seniors Calling. Play. On

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The 28th Annual Senior Games events continued into the evening of Monday, June 1st with a spirited game of Texas Hold Em. The Steelton Senior Centre was the venue for a nice sized group of dynamic citizens from the senior set who gathered to flirt with lady luck. This event, like any other featured at The Sault Seniors Centres was not about winning or losing, but how you play the game. The laughter was contagious as the cards were dealt, and poker chips were played. There is also no need to worry about losing any hard-earned money. Texas HoldEm, and every other game played at The Senior Drop-In Centres in The Sault do not require bidding with actual canadian currency. Playing for the sheer joy of the game is all that is required.

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The point to the games as Catherine Mallinger, City of Sault summer employee with Senior Services shared “is to foster fun, fellowship, and healthy active living.” The food provided and created in the kitchen at The Bay St. Senior Drop-In Centre for all of the events is another terrific reason to join in the games. From beautiful fruit and veggie trays, to wraps and veggie pizza. It simply isn’t possible to not find something that appeals to individual tastes in food. Many of the games players bring in baking to satisfy the sweet tooth in those who have gathered, sharing their own gifts and talents from home kitchens.

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Day 2 of The Senior Games moved along nicely with an afternoon of Cribbage, Bid Euchre and an evening of Darts. Once again, lighthearted healthy competition among friends inspired comradery, outbursts of laughter, and invigorating conversation. Well done all.

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Stay tuned for more highlights from The 28th Annual Senior Games as the week unfolds, including a conversation with Terry-Lou Legros, Supervisor for Senior Services, as she reflects on over 30 years with Senior Services. Trends may change, but good people remain their authentic self. Terry-Lou is one of those people.

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follow the link below to learn more about how to join in the fun.
http://www.city.sault-ste-marie.on.ca/City-Hall/City-Departments/Community-Services/Recreation-and-Culture/Seniors-Services.aspx

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Lynne Brown
Algoma writer and reporter. Has written for special editions Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal. In the 80’s, Lynne worked for AutoTrader Magazine in rural Southwestern Ont. Trudging through farmers’ fields for a picture of a 56 Dodge Custom Royale was considered a very good day. Special interests include issues relating to rural life, seniors, travel, history, community development and indigenous peoples. email to lynne@superiormedia.ca Twitter: @dlynnebrown.