Going for the Gold! - Signature HealthCARE of Marietta Sponsors Olympic Style Wii Bowling Tournament for Residents

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Trusted long-term care provider, Signature HealthCARE of Marietta, is meeting the therapeutic needs of its residents through its participation in the organization’s LinkAGZ competition, a company-wide senior Olympics that utilizes the Nintendo Wii video game system. Marietta residents are currently participating in the company’s Wii bowling tournament, along with residents from various other Signature HealthCARE facilities throughout the company.

Signature HealthCARE of Marietta, GA. is a long-term care provider dedicated to continually finding and implementing new and innovative ways to meet the therapeutic needs of its residents. As part of this pursuit, Signature HealthCARE of Marietta is proud to announce that many of its residents are currently participating in the company’s Wii bowling tournament. The tournament is part of the organization’s LinkAGZ senior Olympics competition. LinkAGZ involves residents from many of Signature’s HealthCare facilities and utilizes the Wii gaming system to aid physical therapists as they work with residents to improve and/or maintain their physical condition.

More than simply a video game, the Wii system requires participants to simulate the movements of an actual bowler. By requiring residents to move as if they were bowling, the Wii system assists physical therapists by allowing residents to work on motor skills, increase their physical endurance, and improve their coordination while engaging in a fun activity. The physical activity required to use the Wii system also helps residents who are attempting to recover from surgery or some debilitating condition, such as a serious fall or stroke.

The second round of the Wii bowling tournament is currently underway, June 7 – June 11, 2010. The tournament field is down to 32 teams, including Marietta’s own “Wholly Bowlers.” Out of the remaining 32 teams, four will advance past the second round to reach the “Final Four” and battle for the right to be crowned the inaugural SHC Bowling Tournament Champion! Meanwhile, regardless of whether or not they scored high enough to advance to the second round, all Signature residents are invited and encouraged to continue participating and prospering from the benefits of Wii bowling.

Signature HealthCARE is a family-based, spiritually-centered, organization that is devoted to the long-term care and spiritual well-being of those it serves. More than merely a health facility, it is a setting where generations meet and life stories intersect—where heroic journeys end and others begin. With compassion and professionalism, Signature is revolutionizing the long-term healthcare industry through innovative techniques that combine every day, simple to use technology—like the Wii game system—with industry leading healthcare services. Going forward, the staff of Signature HealthCARE will continue to model servant leadership as they provide a holistic approach to healing that benefits mind, body, and spirit.    

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