Senior Citizens Go Viral With Game Of Chair Volleyball

Senior Citizens Go Viral With Game Of Chair Volleyball

You are never too old to have fun! In this video senior citizens go viral with a lively game of chair volleyball.


The Southeast Seattle Senior Center has got it going on with this fun volleyball activity! Maryetta Greaves, a resident, shares that it is fun and keeps you laughing and moving. More than a dozen friends join weekly to play the exciting game. Maryetta’s sister, Donnetta, participates as well. She raves about how talented her sister is at the sport. There is a clear sibling rivalry when Donetta shares that she is on the other side of the net and believes that her sister Maryetta is aiming for her. The back and forth between these two are hilarious.

This chair volleyball game started about 2 years ago. Executive Director, Lynda Greene said, “People who are not seniors assume that all seniors want to do is to knit, crochet, and eat jello. That is so far from the truth.” The video shares that “28% of people ages 65+ live alone. This can lead to isolation and poor health.” One woman playing the volleyball game is turning 100 years old in December. The seniors also have a coach, named Mark, who helps encourage them.

Donetta hilariously shares that they even tried to get Mark to put them in bikinis for uniforms but he said no. The community is like a family and everyone cares for one another. The unity between this diverse group of people is infectious.

God tells us that it is healthy for us to be joyful. The benefits of this volleyball activity is creating such laughter and happiness to the participants. May they remind us to be active and have fun as we take care of ourselves.

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22

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