On June 21, 2018, Brandywine Living at Longwood hosted their biggest and highly anticipated sports event of the year — The Brandywine Living 55+ Games and BBQ. The annual games promote active aging, good sportsmanship, and community involvement to Kennett Square seniors.
This year’s event marked a very special milestone for the games.
Kristen Aran, Escapades Producer, noted that “Brandywine Living at Longwood was excited to celebrate 10 years of hosting the Brandywine 55+Games & BBQ! When we started the games, they were held at Anson B. Nixon Park but not all of our residents were able to attend. For the past five years we have decided to host the games at our community and participation grew.”
Competitors tested their skills in a combination of athletic sports and recreational games for the chance to be awarded bronze, silver, or gold medals. Additionally, every competitor received an honorary certificate of participation.
Anne Krout, resident of Brandywine Living, who won third place in Bocce Ball and Ladder Golf exclaimed, “I can’t believe I won!”
After the games, seventy competitors and over twenty volunteers came together for an awards ceremony and BBQ luncheon emceed by Matthew W. Fetick, Mayor, Borough of Kennett Square.
“I think this is a great event as it’s open to the entire community,” Matt said. “It’s really nice to see members of the senior center and non-residents of Brandywine Living come together for a day of fun. Everyone seemed to have a real blast. Events like this really serve the entire community.”
Brandywine Living at Longwood looks forward to continuing this annual community tradition and appreciates the annual sponsors who help make the event possible. The 2018 Brandywine Living 55+ Games and BBQ sponsors included The YMCA, Grieco Family Funeral Homes, BAYADA, Ageless Exercise, Holisticare Hospice, Dunwoody at Home, Rehab 1, Dr. Saji J. Simon, DPM, Synergy HomeCare, Senior Helpers, and Penn Jersey Paper Company.
About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living (formerly Brandywine Senior Living) is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine currently operates 29 communities in six states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA & DE) with capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.