Metro Health senior ‘Olympics’ take on curling

Kent County
Metro Health Village Senior Olympics curling 022118_484093

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The inaugural Senior Olympics are underway at First & Main Senior Living of Metro Health in Wyoming.

On Wednesday, the Olympians took on curling. The rules for the sport are simple enough: Participants slide the stone — or in this case, an ice block dyed with food coloring — across the plastic and try to hit the bullseye.

Fortunately for the senior Olympians, a firm grasp on all the game’s rules wasn’t necessary to have fun or take home first place.

“I still have no idea (how the rules work),” Doris Zerfas said, laughing.

Team Canada, otherwise known as Team Zerfas and Orr, won the gold. Zerfas’ partner, Sally Jo Orr, said they didn’t know what they did to make it to the winner’s circle.

“It’s nice to be a champion,” said Zerfas.

Orr agreed.

After curling, the duo was heading to communion before taking on Wii bowling later in the day.

The games will continue Thursday with cane hockey.

When the Olympics started earlier this week, Orr said she was going to try as many events as she could. But for now, she thinks she will take Thursday off for her 80th birthday.

>>App users: Photos of curling at the Senior Olympics

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links