Bocce on a Roll for Senior Bus

Many seniors can’t walk the several blocks it would take them to get to the Swinging Sixties Senior Center. The Swinging Sixties Senior Center bus has been a blessing to local seniors so they can get out of the house and socialize with their peers.

The bocce courts at Domino Park will be once again the setting for a fun-filled fundraiser.  The 5th Annual Bocce (for Bus) Tournament will play at these courts along the East River between South 4th and 5th Streets on Saturday, June 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The proceeds of the tournament go to support the Swinging Sixties Senior Bus, which transports mobility challenged seniors to the Swinging Sixties Center (211 Ainslie Street) and organized activities.

“Coming here in the morning, it’s so helpful to be picked up by the bus. My cardiologist saved my life 13 years ago when I had a heart attack. Since then, I’ve had a stroke and many mini-strokes, although nothing recently, and I’m not steady on my feet. Coming to Swinging Sixties and having meals, where I have a good balance of fruit, vegetables, and good carbs, is very important but so is the socializing,” said Jane Irvine , a longtime member of the center who regularly rides the Swinging Sixties Bus.

Teams from the 4th Annual Bocce Tournament teams in 2021. A tournament that bridges five generations and funds a bus for seniors.

Spearheaded by the Conselyea Block Association, Crest Hardware, and The Meat Hook, local businesses and community organizations form and sponsor teams then compete in matchups where the winners continue to play up to the semi-final and finals until the final victor wins the trophy.  This event bridges the generation gap as Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z roll the bocce to be closest to the pallino.  There’s edge-of your-seat excitement and laughter that will give abs a workout.  The most important thing is funds raised from this tournament will provide rides to seniors for a year.  Teams are forming now; email info@bocceforbus.org for more information.  If you’d like to donate you can give at www.bocceforbus.org

Author: The Greenline

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