Zeringue wins gold medal in senior Olympics

Gold medalist in bowling Anne Zeringue stands with Magnolia Assisted Living Executive Director Tammy Duhon.

Once a great athlete, always a great athlete. Gonzales’ Anne Zeringue proved that true when she won the gold medal in bowling at the Louisiana Senior Olympics Games. Zeringue, a resident at Magnolia Assisted Living in Gonzales, said she’s been bowling for years and if she says how long then you’ll know her age.

“I’ve been bowling for quite a while, and my friend and I get together and we just enjoy it,” Zeringue said. “We get to meet different people and go different places. I really enjoy bowling and actually go twice a week.”

Magnolia Assisted Living Executive Director Tammy Duhon recognized Zeringue at the facility last week and presented the gold medal again to the bowling champion.

“We are very proud of her,” Duhon said. “She participated voluntarily and we want let our seniors know what they are still capable of doing and achieving still today.”

Frances Moreau, Activity Director at Magnolia Assisted Living, said Zeringue’s accomplishment is is a great way to let the seniors know the state does things for seniors to participate.

“Every year there is a senior citizens week in Louisiana. There are lots of things that all seniors could possibly do,” Moreau said. “We want to see our seniors active. Activity helps to keep them going and their muscles and bones strong. You’re never too old to get up and move. Any type of movement is exercise.”

Zeringue added, “I like it and enjoy it. It’s good exercise and you get to see different people and it’s a good activity.”