Saturday, April 18, 2015

Senior Games

Senior Games  is an annual sporting, fitness, and fun event held every May. Over 400 athletes aged 50 and over compete in a variety of individual, dual and team events including track and field, cycling, golf and miniature golf, bocce, bowling, volleyball, archery, softball and pickleball. Events are divided into 8 age brackets, with ribbons awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. Nominal fees are necessary to participate.  Applications are now available!
The Chemung County Senior Games highlight the active life of people over the age of 50.  Our participants exercise regularly, and some even train, all year long.  We work with an alliance of partners in the field of health promotion and education to encourage health through exercise, physical activity, nutrition and positive lifestyle choices.  The Games represent a collaborative public/private effort that would not be possible without the commitment of numerous volunteers, as well as the Department of Aging and Long Term Care staff, partners and private sponsors.
2015 Senior Games:  May 6 - May 21, 2015
The Senior Games Committee has been busy planning for this year's special 25th Anniversary! Check out the application link below for complete details, including information about a new event, the 3000m Run and the 25th Anniversary Opening Day Picnic!
The application deadline is Friday, April 17th!  A special anniversary gift will be handed out to the first 500 paid applications!
2015 Sponsors:
Appleridge Senior Living
Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Inc.
Chemung Canal Trust Company
Swan & Sons-Morss Company, Inc.
Horseheads American Legion Post #442
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Kiwanis Club of Horseheads
Loyal Order of Moose - Horseheads Lodge #1476
AARP - Elmira Area Chapter No. 276
Thank you for your very generous support!
Check out pictures of the games on Facebook!
 Contact information for the Senior Games:
Carol Morton, Senior Games Coordinator
Telephone:  607-737-5524
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