Holiday Retirement communities lace up their cleats for a county wide Bean Bag Baseball tournament
America’s beloved pastime is not reserved for the major leagues and stadiums at Holiday Retirement. Residents from four Oregon-based Holiday Retirement communities competed for the title of “Bean Bag Baseball Champion” at the annual Marion County Fair in July.
As part of Senior Day at the Fair, residents from Edgewood Downs, Hidden Lakes, Madrona Hills, and Astor House at Springbrook Oaks competed against one another and three other area senior living communities for the championship title and bragging rights. Find out about a senior living community near you today.
Bean Bag Baseball is not only enormously popular in Holiday Retirement’s senior living communities, but also has many social and physical benefits for the participants. The game encourages friendly competition; promotes physical activity; and improves balance, coordination, and arm and leg strength.
Bean Bag Baseball is a creative combination of American baseball and “bags,” or “corn hole.” Players stand 15 feet away from a board with nine circular holes propped up off the ground. Chairs are set up as bases, and a “batter” gets three attempts to toss a bean bag into one of the holes on the board. The game includes strikes, home-runs, fouls, and, most importantly, a lot of fun.
“Bean Bag Baseball is a favorite activity among our residents,” said Kathy Montgomery, enrichment coordinator at Edgewood Downs. “It can get highly competitive, but win or lose, residents always have a good time playing.”
There is never a dull moment at a Holiday Retirement community near you or a loved one, get more information about life at one of our senior living communities today!