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2023 Y & Rotary Golf Tournament includes Million Dollar Hole in One Contest

The Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA and New Britain-Berlin Rotary will hold their 2023 Golf Tournament at the Timberlin Golf Course in Berlin on May 2, 2023. Proceeds from the tournament support the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA's Annual Campaign and the community work of the New Britain-Berlin Rotary.
This year’s tournament features two hold in one contests. A lucky golfer could win a million dollars in the Million Dollar Hole in One Contest sponsored by Better Built Basements. The tournament also includes a chance to win a new car in the Hole in One Contest sponsored by Wallingford Buick.

SilverSneakers programs help seniors stay active, maintain wellness

For many, basic daily movements are mindless. The muscle one uses to put on a seatbelt, carry groceries, or push a vacuum cleaner are often actions that don't require a lot of thought when you are young.

"It seems so basic, but there are a lot of muscles involved in something as simple as reaching up and grabbing a plate out of the cupboard or bending over and emptying the dishwasher...There's a lot involved, your core, your legs, all that," said Carrie Marquardt, health and wellness director of Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA and Crossfit Meriden

However, as a person ages, they begin to lose those motor skills. So, local fitness and senior centers partnered with SilverSneakers, a fitness and wellness program for adults over 65 that focuses on daily movement as a way to maintain the skills and prevent other health issues all while socializing and having fun.