By Jeana Mills, Senior Olympics Coordinator –
Tennessee Senior Olympics began in 1981 with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through fitness, sports, and an active involvement in life. Our programs contribute to the vision of healthy, active, and vital senior adults. The Olympics are hosted across the state in 10 different districts once a year. From the district level, you can advance to the state games that are held in the summer in Franklin, TN.
Tennessee Senior Olympics are a member of the National Senior Games Association, one of the largest multi-sport events in the world. We are a non-profit organization that works closely with the communities in Northwest Tennessee.
The Objectives of Senior Olympics
Senior Olympics is a special event for seniors 50 and older that combines a wide range of competitive activities. The objectives of the Senior Olympics are to recognize people who have achieved and maintained good health throughout their lives; promote physical fitness and the pursuit of lifetime leisure activities; and provide opportunities for fun, and recreation.
The Northwest district offers events like: basketball hot shot, three point shot, free throw shots, track events, field events, swimming, golf, table tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and bowling. We host our events in different counties in the Northwest area. The counties covered in this district are Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion and Weakley.
Participate or Volunteer
The dates for the Senior Olympics in this district have been set for October 7-21, 2013. If you don’t think you want to participate in the games, we would love to have you as a volunteer. If you would like more info on the Senior Olympics, please call Jeana Mills at 731-885-1246 or via email, Jeana.Mills@nwtdd.org.