Love Boat makes stop at Tryon Estates for Cruise Week

Published 11:25 am Monday, August 29, 2011

Employees perform “Fountains” during the Cruise Week 2011 variety show on Aug. 19. Participants include Carmen Jackson, Francis Brady, Paula Brady Lea, Scott Myers, Jody Solesbee, Caroline Eller, Gordie High and Debbie DelFosse. (photo submitted)

Tryon Estates in Columbus recently showboated the residents’ fun-loving spirits during Cruise Week.
“This year’s Cruise Week featured some very memorable activities. We try to stir things up a bit each year,” said cruise director Sara Staton. “Staff really enjoyed performing the flash mob dance that kicked things off.”
Events for the week included:
• A not-so-newlywed game
• Tacky tourist night
• A luau
• A rubber ducky race in the pool
• Entertainment by ventriloquist Steve Holt
• Pickin’ Parlor featuring local attorney R. Anderson Haynes, Woody Cowan, Mary Dill, Stephanie Murdock, Lori Oliver, Rip Orill, Trey Staton and Sue Wilson
• A resident-led variety show
In addition to the regular calendar of six to eight activities a day, residents enjoyed a formal dinner dance, ice carving, chair massages and a Japanese Shotokan karate demonstration by 8-year-old black belt Sara Muse.
Crafters learned the art of napkin folding and designing tissue flowers. Sports enthusiasts enjoyed fitnessize, belly dancing, tai chi, bocce, shuffleboard and team Wii bowling. Game lovers enjoyed jackpot bingo and much more.
Tryon Estates is part of the not-for-profit family of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities.  For more information visit
– article submitted
by Colleen Wilson

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