We have wrapped up the games for 2017 and are currenlty working on entering results. In addition, we are conducting a survey of participants to help us improve the games for 2018. You should have received an email for this survey and responses are due by September 30. If you didn't, please contact Mollie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-931-1903.
As many of you know the National Senior Games Association’s (NSGA) mission is to promote health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. Athletes who attended the games in Birmingham were provided screeneing, education and fitness by the University of South Dakota. Those screenings showed that only 10% of Senior Games athletes experience a fall.
However, falls continue to have a devastating impact on the general population of seniors as the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Seeing these results emphasize the importance for the NSGA to publicly advocate continued physical activity to help seniors maintain balance and avoid falls.
They have created the following tip sheets for people. Even if you are not at risk for a fall, someone you know may be. Click here for a downloadable document of these tips.
Athletes competing in the Wisconsin Senior Olympics may qualify to participate in the National Senior Games. For more information about the National Senior Games Association click on their logo below.