Title Time! Aetna to Crown National Winner of Wii Sports ResortTM Senior Bowling Championship

- Bob Eubanks to host “virtual” finale from the AARP National Event & Expo -

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced the four regional winners of the Wii Sports ResortTM Senior Bowling Championship. These four teams, who received the highest scores in their respective regions after competitions at more than 100 senior centers across the country, will compete for the national championship on Friday, September 23 at the AARP National Event & Expo in Los Angeles. The four teams are:

  • The Comets (Mid-America Region Winner – Solon Senior Center, Solon, OH)
  • New Britain Bowlers B (Northeast Region Winner – New Britain Senior Center, New Britain, CT)
  • Three Queens and a King (Southeast Region Winner – Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, Tampa, FL)
  • The A Team (West Region Winner – James Brulte Senior Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

The final competition will be simulcast live from each regional winner’s senior center and broadcast live from Los Angeles, starting at 11 am PST. Bob Eubanks, former host of The Newlywed Game, will announce the final event from the AARP Expo, which can also be viewed online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aetna-wii-finals-streaming.

“Aetna Medicare is committed to helping seniors achieve their best health. Finding alternative ways to exercise can be a huge help in staying fit,” said John Chomeau, head of Aetna Medicare. “The Wii Sports Resort™ Bowling competitions that have taken place across the country have provided thousands of seniors with a fun day of activity and introduced them to a new way of exercising that they can continue with their friends, children and grandchildren.”

Helping Seniors Get Healthy

The Wii Sports ResortTM Senior Bowling Championship is part of Aetna Medicare’s broader efforts to engage seniors and help them improve their health and wellness.

In addition to this competition, Aetna Medicare also launched a new website, http://lgh.aetnamedicare.com/. The “Let’s Get Healthy” website includes a wide range of articles, tips and tools around topics such as exercise, healthy eating and financial planning. By answering a few simple questions in these areas, people can receive customized articles and tips based on their specific interests.

“There is more to feeling healthy than just being physically fit, and the Let’s Get Healthy website is a helpful resource in a number of areas that can help to influence how we feel on a daily basis,” Chomeau said.

For more information on the Wii Sports Resort Senior™ Bowling Championship, including photos from the competitions that took place all over the country, visit www.AetnaMedicare.com/wiibowling.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.


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