Senior Games

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. 

To register online for the OC Senior Games, visit, click on the Orange County Senior Games logo to register for the local games. 


Aging Well; Living Well...Keeping Active!

Sports events dates: April 19 - June 1, 2021 

Orange County Senior Games SilverArts Show 2021 
Check out the online show and help celebrate your creative peers with virtual cheers! We hope you enjoy the juried show and register to participate next year!

Senior Games Logo

Something for everyone 50 years and better!

Orange County Senior Games (OCSG) is much more than a friendly competition in athletics and arts. Participate, stay active, renew old skills, learn new ones and exercise a positive outlook on life. You can choose from numerous athletic events or Silver Arts.

Early Bird Fee: $13.00 by Friday, March 12 and $16.00 if received by the final deadline, Friday, March 26, 2021. (SilverArts registration deadlines are the same as for Athletic events.) 

Cost includes: Registration Fees (Sporting Events & SilverArts), participant gift, medals, SilverArts performance and reception and closing celebration event.

Celebration of Artists and Athletes • Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 4:30 pm
Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC
No additional cost for registered participants of the Senior Games

For more information and registration form, contact: Lee Schimmelfing or Myra Austin;(919) 245-2020.


  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Throw
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bocce



  • Basket-Weaving
  • Crocheting, Knitting
  • Jewelry
  • Needlework
  • Quilting (hand-stitched)
  • Pottery (hand-built and thrown)
  • Stained glass
  • Tole/Decorative Painting
  • Wood Carving, 
  • Wood-turning
  • Woodworking

  • Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes


  • Cheerleading
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Instrumental
  • Line Dance
  • Vocals

  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field


  • Acrylics
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Pastels
  • Photography (Digital and Film)
  • Sculpture
  • Water Color

About the Orange County Senior Games

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 North Carolina Senior Games, a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 50 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 Senior 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.