THEY MAY BE AGED 53 TO 98, BUT THE AGE HAS NOT PREVENTED THEM FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF SHERBROOKE VIGI SHERMONT CHSLD. TWENTY RESIDENTS, INCLUDING CERTAIN FROM THE GATE OF THE AGE, PARTICIPATED IN THE BOWLING, WHEELCHAIR RACE, FRISBEE LAUNCH, GOLF, POCKETS AND BASKETBALL TESTS.
"The goal of these Olympics is to foster friendly competition between residents and guests in the community," says Isabelle Gosselin, Director of Care and Client Service Coordinator at Vigi. This day makes them live moments of great pride. "
The event is also organized at eight other locations in Quebec.
"These Olympics have been around for a very long time," adds Gosselin. Elsewhere, they are even on their 40th anniversary of the Olympics. It is a competitive, friendly and family meeting. It's especially time to gather. Many residents live the same things and today, the heart is at the party! "
"We even had the Olympic flame, the national anthem and a trophy presentation," says Magdalena Blaise, head of the entertainment and entertainment department. It is really appreciated by the residents. These last ones are practiced even for a few months in view of their tests. They are waiting for him impatiently. It breaks the routine. Leisure is important here. And this, for all types of customers. We can not do without. "
"I love it," said Rose-Ange Courtemanche. I am proud of my performance. I had never played golf and played well. I saw some friends and I feel like a Olympian for a day. "
"There are some nice things happening in CHSLDs," says Isabelle Gosselin. There are not only negative aspects that are more often mediated. Here is a beautiful environment and we are proud to show it. "