SJC to Host Suffolk County Golden Games

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 26, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that it will once again host the Suffolk County Golden Games, an all-day athletic competition for Suffolk County senior citizens, on Friday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in its state-of-the-art Danzi Athletic Center at the Long Island Campus. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

Teams representing 12 nursing home residences across the county with nine residents on each team will compete in physical events such as the wheel chair relay, distance throw, volley ball and bowling tournaments. Participating nursing homes this year include the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Our Lady of Consolation, St. Catherine’s of Sienna, Nursing Care Center at Medford, San Simeon by the Sound, Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation, Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Long Island State Veterans Home, Island Rehabilitation & Nursing center, Westhampton Care Center, East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation and St. Johnland Nursing Center, Inc.

“This event offers participants an active and wonderful social experience in a healthy and safe environment,” said Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at St. Joseph’s College. “Many of the competitors practice yearlong for this event and participants are able to develop new relationships by meeting people from various facilities throughout Suffolk County.”

Founded in 1989 by Director of Therapeutic Recreation at the Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center Karen Nash, CTRS, this year’s Suffolk County Golden Games will run in conjunction with National Nursing Home Week, a nationwide event celebrated during the second week of May to honor those who work tirelessly to provide a supportive and caring environment for and make a positive difference in the lives of nursing home residents across the country.

For more information about the Suffolk County Golden Games, please e-mail St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Hwy., just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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