Eddy Retirement Living held its Second Annual Wii Olympics on Thursday, October 22 at Beverwyck in Slingerlands.
The event attracted 64 players on 16 different teams representing The Eddy's independent and assisted living communities: Beverwyck and The Terrace at Beverwyck in Slingerlands; The Glen at Hiland Meadows in Queensbury; Glen Eddy and The Terrace at Glen Eddy in Niskayuna; Beechwood and The Terrace at Eddy Memorial in Troy; and Hawthorne Ridge in East Greenbush.
The day-long event capped off with an official awards ceremony with gold, silver and bronze medals presented to winning teams:
Wii simulates the real-life sport and translates the player's motions onto television, computer or projection screens. The games debuted in stores in 2006 and propelled to popularity, particularly among older Americans across the country who have taken to the games as a sport, an effective form of physical therapy, and just pure entertainment.