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The Olympics come to Beacon Pointe

Memory care center uses sports to keep residents active

Beacon Pointe resident Audrey Crawford putts during the golf competition at the memory care center’s Olympics Thursday, Aug. 2. The Clifton Park facility created several Olympic-themed events for its residents, including an opening ceremony.

Beacon Pointe resident Audrey Crawford putts during the golf competition at the memory care center’s Olympics Thursday, Aug. 2. The Clifton Park facility created several Olympic-themed events for its residents, including an opening ceremony. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— "We kept in mind the difficulty of the activities," said Schorr. "We had to choose activities so one one would be excluded from participating."

"We're really good at adapting the activities so everyone can participate," said Walsh.

And though medals were on the line, Schorr said the atmosphere was supportive for all competitors.

"There really isn't a challenge (to get the residents involved)," said Schorr. "They are all just so cooperative and willing to participate."

Crawford said she liked the concept of the Beacon Pointe Olympics.

"I think it's great," said Crawford. "We need something like that. Instead of sticking to one thing like bowling, we have several things to choose from."

And when the Beacon Pointe Olympics are over, Crawford will have a gold medal as a memento of winning the golf competition.

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