Park District Draws 84 for First Senior Games

6/24/2015
Location : Naperville

Chicago Tribune — NAPERVILLE, IL — June 24, 2015 — 

"Golf is Arthur Hawksley's sport of choice. He said he hits the putting green about every other day. The three-hole course is on the property of Silverado Naperville, a residential community on the city's northwest side that provides care for people with dementia and other conditions that affect memory. It's where the 86-year-old lives.

So when he came out Wednesday to take part in the pingpong event of the Naperville Park District's inaugural senior games, Hawksley wasn't expecting to finish first.

'Got smoked,' the retired former longtime General Motors employee said.

He enjoyed the event anyway, he said, and other players said the same. Some of them had a chance to practice a bit before coming to the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center for the event.

'We have pingpong at our home, so we get to play,' said Sheila Ferguson, 70, who also lives at Silverado.

Her opponent, 83-year-old east Naperville resident Rosie Eiler, outplayed Ferguson in the ladies' competition, but it was all in fun. Even Vernie Oehler, who lived in North Aurora before moving to Silverado, said she enjoyed herself despite not winning..."

Read the full article here.

< Previous
Back to Naperville
Next >

Related Articles

 Testimonial: "My mom is a resident at Silverado Naperville. They're amazing."

1/16/2018

"It's 100% dementia care so everybody there is trained to care for dementia patients. Every staff member is out in the open, so everybody can help with everyone."

 Testimonial: "The constant communication regarding my mother's care and all events Silverado make this a comforting and positive encounter."

12/5/2017

"I highly recommend this team and facility to any family going through this anguishing time. This team has brought us joy in our most trying times..."

Need More Information?

Silverado’s care expertise is at your fingertips. If you are looking for services or just some experienced insight, we’re here to help.

Start a chat with us 

Job seekers – click here.


LIVE CHAT
Chat Now
Need Help? Chat Now