Photo: Game participant teams were, from left, Vanessa Vonseggern, recreational therapist and Fran Zingalis, resident of Our Lady of Consolation; Mary Sue Schulz, director of therapeutic recreation & Muriel Kruse, resident of St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center; Christine Schomberg, director of recreational therapy & Madeline Rocas, resident of Good Samaritan Nursing Home
The three skilled nursing facilities of Catholic Health Services of Long Island — Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center, West Islip; Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Sayville, and St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center in Smithtown — participated in this year’s Senior Golden Games on May 10. This sporting event is held every year at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. Thirteen skilled nursing facilities from Suffolk County participate in five different modified events, such as relay race, volleyball, basketball, distance throw and bowling. Competitors from each facility vie for gold, silver and bronze medals.
This year residents from St. Catherine of Siena proudly won the silver medal in bowling as residents from Our Lady of Consolation took the silver medal in the volleyball competition. Frank Bertolino, a resident from Our Lady of Consolation, led his team to first place in the distance throw competition. Nine residents from Good Samaritan Nursing Home also competed and proudly came away with a silver medal in the basketball throw.