August 17, 2023

Summer Watermelon Contest at Triboro Center Brings Laughs

Summer is all about great times, whether you’re at the beach, pool or on a vacation, memories are born. But it doesn’t have to be centralized to those areas because residents at skilled nursing facilities still enjoy the summer by doing a number of activities, either outside on the patio enjoying a BBQ, having a picnic or when it’s too hot and muggy outside, a watermelon contest works perfectly well.

That’s what residents at Triboro Center on Teller Avenue in the Bronx had on August 3. The competing residents all assembled in the facility’s large entertainment room and they had to eat ten slices in three minutes. Can these residents, who are mostly seniors, do that? That’s a fun challenge and the answer was surprisingly yes. The facility’s Recreation Department created this contest and upon conclusion, everyone wanted another one since this one, the first one, brought so many laughs from residents and staff alike.

So who were the winners?

Finishing in third place was James Galberth, second place was Angel Font and the first place winner, the fastest was resident Ronald Coleman.

All in all, it doesn’t matter who won, what matters that it was a great time together and no one felt left out.

As seen on Washington Heights-Inwood Patch

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