Senior Olympics: Iowa assisted living residents re-enact passing of torch

HULL, Iowa — Who says you have to be young to be an Olympian?

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Residents at an Iowa assisted living facility celebrated their version of the Olympics opening ceremony on Wednesday, KTIV reported.

Residents at Aspen Heights Assisted Living in Hull passed around a homemade Olympic torch, using walkers to carry the flame down the facility’s hall.

Aspen Heights is a 24-apartment independent and assisted living community, according to its website. Residents were beaming as Olympic-style music blared in the background.

Seven women carried the torch -- four used walkers, one carried the “flame” as she navigated her wheelchair, and the last two residents walked. The flame wound up in the facility’s common area.

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