‘Silver’ athletes go for the gold, too

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Olympic fever came to Coney Island as 120 seniors, 70-90 years of age, competed in the Eighth Annual Senior Olympics hosted by Metropolitan Jewish Health System on the Coney Island Boardwalk near Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center.

Highlights of the festivities included a torch parade, rubber chicken relay, basketball hoop shoot-out and hot potato contest.

Hailing from Metropolitan Jewish Health System’s four facilities, the participants truly embodied the Olympic spirit as each team was comprised of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Italian, Indian, Jewish and Russian athletes. The one to watch was Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center resident Ali Suat Chakir, 70, a star college soccer player in the 1960s in his native Turkey.

For more about Metropolitan Jewish Health System, visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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