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Friday, October 7, 2022 was the 17th Annual Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Village Victory Cup (presented by Humana). PVM Communities participated full force in a lively competition featuring brain smart activities, walking events, basketball, and the ever-popular, balloon volleyball. The competition was fierce with an overall Village Victory Cup winner and a PVM Team Spirit award Winner. This event showcased the vibrancy of seniors with participants’ ages ranging from 50 years old to 101. Not only are the VVC games engaging, but they are also designed and scored so that every resident, regardless of their ability, can contribute points to their team. This model of wellness benefits the community by promoting healthy habits among vulnerable seniors to enhance their quality of life. This idea is from a model of "stealth wellness" to encourage seniors of all ability levels to participate in a healthy lifestyle through fun and interactive games that the PVM residents play year-round, which encourages a positive lifestyle change, promotes physical activity, and improves social interaction all year. From 2019, the last time we surveyed the PVM residents, we found that were more physically active by 4%, more socially active by 1.5%, and more mentally active by 1.27%.