Ah, the golden years. A time for dominos, naps, knitting, bingo, and the occasional trip to Luby’s followed by the 6 o’clock news.
Well, it’s not reality these days because older adults are much more likely to be participating in sports and recreational activities than living those stereotypical sedentary lifestyles. Some active seniors are satisfied with walking, water aerobics, tai chi and watching the grandchildren, while others are eager to find some friendly competition.
If you’re looking to rekindle your competitive fires, the 2013 Brazos Valley Senior Games may be for you. Affiliated with the Texas State Senior Games Association and hosted by the City of College Station, the event is set for August 15-18. The Senior Games are designed to promote physical and mental health by encouraging older adults to maintain healthy lifestyles and social relationships through competitive sports and recreation.
Most fifty-somethings consider themselves to be anything but a senior, but don’t let the name fool you. This event is open to anyone who is at least 50 years old.
The Senior Games will feature track and field, swimming, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, washers, tennis, bowling, a road race, pickleball, golf, volleyball and disc golf. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event and age group.
Registration is only $20 and includes a Senior Games t-shirt and two reception tickets. Additional fees are charged for each event. Registration has started and will continue through August 2.
For more information, visit cstx.gov/seniors or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 979.764.3486.
Are you up to the challenge?