It's fun to use your brain to compete. But it's better when you win.
Congratulations to Senior Odyssey 2017 first place winners Norm Bober, Jane Quigno, Antonette Meabon, and Rita Bober.
In 2016 the team placed second at the annual competition. This year's competition was held May 20, 2017 and the team took first place.
Senior Odyssey is an activity where older adults participate in teams and work together to solve a problem and then go on to create scenarios that address that problem. They present the results of their work at an annual competition in a skit-type format.
State coordinator Julie Lake calls the Van Buren team "pioneers" in this program.
"It's been a lot of fun to see how our returning teams have changed over the past few years as they begin to have a better understanding of the program. They continue to embrace these challenges and learn from their own strengths and weaknesses each year. It's my pleasure to watch them show off their skills and creativity. I am so humbled by their enthusiasm, energy, and skills," Julie said.
Learn more about the state-wide program at the www.miseniorodyssey.org website.
I talked last year with local members Antonette Meabon and Norm Bober about Senior Odyssey.
Antonette said, "What I like best is watching how everyone responds differently to each situation. Everyone is unique and has their own style. You can see how we all blossom as the season goes on. We trust our own instincts and creativity."
Thinking about joining the Senior Odyssey team? "Come on down," team member Norm Bober laughs. "It's fun and it's challenging. Activates those brain neurons."
Ask about Senior Odyssey at Senior Services of Van Buren County.