Special Edition Blog: Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL, and Its Connection with Senior Living

Post Date January 30, 2015

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The time has come again—complete with nacho cheese dip, gathered family and friends, and plenty of commentary: Super Bowl Sunday!

 

old football shoes

Vintage football shoes. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Did you know that the NFL has an idea in the works for former, elderly Hall of Fame players: “Legends’ Landing”? Ideally, not only will former players be living in this one community for support and relating to each other—something that otherwise would not be possible in a normal senior living situation—but this is where they may also eventually receive treatment for long-term head injuries and/or dementia. Here’s a direct quote about its purpose: “It’s part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers whose bodies — and possibly brains — have been bruised by the game.”

 

 

Use this as a topic of discussion with your residents and/or colleagues.

 

 

The article is from NPR, and you can find it here.

 

 

Have a great football weekend! And watch out for flying nacho cheese!