Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 50 plus. Activities include sports and games competitions/tournaments, social activities, and the SilverArts - including visual, heritage (wood working, basket weaving, ceramic glass and etc), as well as local and state competitions.
For more information about the Orange County Senior Games, contact Myra Austin, Orange County Senior Games Coordinator, at 919-245-2020.
Orange County Senior Games – 2019 Registration is open
The 2019 Orange County Senior Games’ Athletic Events will be held Apr 6 – May 4. The SilverArts visual/heritage art show will go on display beginning Mon, Apr 8 at the Seymour Center.
Registration forms will be emailed to last year’s participants in early Feb 2019. New participants may register on line at http://ncseniorgames.org/local.htm, download or pick up a registration application and schedule of events at one of the sponsoring organizations: The Passmore Center - Hillsborough, The Seymour Center – Chapel Hill, Carrboro Recreation and Parks, and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. You may also call to request an application be mailed to you.
- 2019 Senior Games Entry Packet
- 2019 Senior Games Registration Form
- 2019 Orange County Senior Games Calendar of Events
The early bird deadline is Friday, March 1, and the final registration deadline is Friday, March 22. For more information and/or to volunteer please call or email: Myra Austin, 919-245-2020; or Lee Schimmelfing, 919-606-2598. For information about SilverArts, including the cheerleaders, call Cydnee Sims at 919-245-4250.
Orange County Senior Games are coordinated by Orange County Department on Aging and the Recreation and Parks Departments of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. They are part of the National Senior Games, a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 55 plus. Each spring, thousands of North Carolinians compete at local events. Winners of local events move on to compete at the state-level and those winners then go on to compete nationally. For more information about NC games, visit North Carolina Senior Games.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day Celebration: Every year, on the last Wednesday in May, the Department on Aging hosts activities in honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day.