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Local Retirement Communities Compete in Bean Bag Baseball League


Altoona, IA  — Prairie Vista Village seniors are competing against other local Des Moines-area retirement communities in a Bean Bag Baseball league. This six-week-long tournament encourages friendly, fun competition amongst the senior communities, while promoting physical activity.

The game is similar to real baseball, but instead of swinging a bat, players pitch the bean bag towards the board. There are holes in the board for an out, foul, single, double, triple and a home run. Players move down the line of chairs, and after three strikes, the next team is up to “bat.”

Bean bag baseball involves strength, balance, coordination and arm movement. The spirited game also encourages social interactions among the seniors, and even some friendly batter!

To learn more about Prairie Vista Village and the activities their residents participate in, contact Staci Fjelland at (515) 967-8700 or at

About Prairie Vista Village:

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Designed with active seniors in mind, Prairie Vista Village provides a secure environment where you can enjoy the independence and privacy of your own apartment, free of the day-to-day burdens of home ownership. As one of our residents, you have the freedom to pursue an active social life and entertain family and friends in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.

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