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Tennis Great Visits Roslyn

Billie Jean King brings healthy living

message to Atria on Roslyn Harbor

It has been 40 years since Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the famed “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match. This year also marks that same anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Tennis Association.

Although King has long retired from tennis, she still stays busy as Atria Senior Living’s Active Aging Ambassador. Last week, she visited Atria on Roslyn Harbor to speak about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In her role as ambassador, she works with Atria residents and staff to promote the concept of staying active. In Roslyn, King entertained a crowd of residents, professionals and other guests about equalizing opportunities on and off the playing field. She fielded questions and shared her experiences.

King, who is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has long been cited for helping to create a world of opportunity for all athletes.

“We encourage everyone who makes their home with us to continue learning, growing and staying active,” said Michael Brown, executive director of Atria on Roslyn Harbor. Billie Jean shares this perspective about active aging, and we’re extremely honored to call her part of the Atria family.”