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Andersson Hosting Senior Spelling Bee Events throughout 65th District

Representative Steve Andersson recently held his first Senior Spelling Bee competition at The Homestad Senior Living Community in Batavia last week, followed by Edgewater Del Webb in Elgin, and Sun City Del Webb in Huntley on September 13th.

Andersson is hosting spelling bees at five senior residence communities throughout the 65th District, with 2 more taking place this week and next. The first, second and third Bees each had impressive turnouts, and all competitors were eager to compete for the spelling bee title at their residence. The top 3 competitors from each of the Bees will then be invited to a final competition to crown the top senior speller in District 65! Residents enjoyed the fun, the comradery, the goodies, and the prizes for the top 3 spellers! A good time was had by all!

September has been named Healthy Aging Month by the Illinois Department on Aging to recognize the importance of healthy living and healthy aging. Holding these events is one way Rep. Andersson hopes to encourage social and engaging activity amongst area seniors, while also promoting health and overall wellness. “The first spelling bees have had great turn outs, with excellent participation. Helping encourage social engagement and connect the various senior communities in one competition together is something I believe can help foster a greater sense of community, accomplishment and fun in a challenging but social manner.”

The 2 remaining Bees will be held at the The Carillon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingree Grove on September 14th, and Carriage Oaks in St. Charles on September 21st.