Village at Sherman Oaks Hosts Olympic Games for Residents and Staff


At The Village at Sherman Oaks residents enjoy a hospitality-centered lifestyle, enriched with a wealth of amenities and services.

As part of The Village at Sherman Oaks’ commitment to provide an invigorating environment that stimulates the mind, spirit and body, the luxury retirement community hosted their own Olympic games, with more than 75 residents and staff members participating in the weeklong event.

The Village Olympic Games began with “opening ceremonies” on Monday, Aug. 30. The presidents of the Assisted Living and Independent Living Councils kicked off the ceremony with the official lighting of the torch, which was then followed by an all team scavenger hunt. Throughout the week, teams competed in a combination of physical and mental events such as golf putting contests, basketball, Wii bowling, “Name That Tune,” “Jeopardy,” cake decorating and pool relay.

Custom gold, silver and bronze trophies were awarded to top placing teams during the Closing Ceremonies on Sept. 3, which were hosted by resident, Walter Marusyn – a long-time educator and track coach who inspired a number of athletes to pursue professional sports careers and participate in past Olympic Games.

“This is an enjoyable way for residents to stay active and fit physically and mentally,” said Mike Soto, executive director of The Village at Sherman Oaks. “Plus, friendly competition brings about the most wonderful team spirit between our residents and staff.”

The Assisted Living and Independent Living Council presidents, along with executive director Mike Soto, kicked off the games with the lighting of the torch.

The Village at Sherman Oaks includes 239 luxury independent and assisted living residences as well as a wealth of services and amenities. In addition to well-appointed residences, The Village at Sherman Oaks residents enjoy numerous resort-style features including: The Village Restaurant, open 12 hours daily, a fully equipped fitness center, The Albers Theater, Internet lounge, bank, market, mailroom, arts and crafts room, library, bistro bar, swimming pool and spa, a full-service beauty salon, and secure underground parking.

A complimentary full breakfast plus choice of lunch or dinner daily; weekly housekeeping and flat linen laundry service; all utilities (except phone) including basic cable TV; 24-hour emergency call system; scheduled transportation, plus a full calendar of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and programs are all included in the monthly fee.

The Village at Sherman Oaks’ licensed assisted living component offers a comprehensive menu of care services that includes: 24-hour staffing, assistance with all Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), medication assistance and counseling, emergency call system, scheduled transportation and more.

For more information or to schedule a personal appointment, call The Village at Sherman Oaks at (818) 994-7900 or visit,

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