Keeping them laughing in chair volleyball league

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Elmer Burgers is a spry 94-year old who lives at Prairie Creek Lodge, plays chair volleyball and is the unofficial activities coordinator.

“I think they realize that this is group that laughs more than anybody, any activity here,” said Elmer.

They play the game with gloves on, which became necessary. “We were having to put patches on the balls all the time. We didn’t know if it was because of diamond rings, or it was because of long fingernails. But then we decided to wear gloves and that has really helped a lot,” said Elmer.

‘It’s of course great upper body exercise. But it’s the socialization, the fact that we enjoy each other,” said Norm Eitrheim

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