By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Editor
Seniors gathered in the game room at The Center at The Heights (CATH) last Thursday to watch the opening day game for the Boston Red Sox.
COA staff members passed out peanuts, popcorn, cracker jacks, and soda out to the seniors, with the help of Needham Police Officers Kelly Scolponeti and Julia Rutledge. There was a platter of hot dogs in the back, which seniors were welcomed to enjoy. Staff members worked tirelessly to bring pieces of Fenway Park right to the CATH to heighten the experience of Opening Day for the attendees.
“All of the seniors were excited for this event and I am too. Something about opening day lets us know spring is here!” COA Director LaTanya Steele shared. The annual event is a marking for the beginning of the spring. Although it was a cold day, spring sports had arrived.
The Sox fans delighted in enjoying the first game of the season among friends. Their excitement was apparent as all of the guests zeroed-in their focus on the game as it aired on the big-screen. However, the seniors enjoyed conversations among friends and discussions of the game during the various commercial breaks.
All of the guests and staff members showed their hometown cheer, as they all toted Red Sox memorabilia, including tee-shirts, baseball caps, sweaters, sweatshirts, jerseys, and even a Santa hat.
Although the Red Sox dropped in their opening game against the Orioles, the seniors didn’t lose out on anything with this fun filled afternoon at the CATH.