Senior Games’ Registration Begins April 20

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First published in the March 24 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, adults ages 50 to 99+ are invited to show off their athletic skills during the 28th Pasadena Senior Games, a series of 15 competitive sporting events ranging from archery to track and field in June and July. Previous competition experience is not required.
Beginning April 20, athletes are encouraged to visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Senior Games to register for the athletic competitions that will take place in the Pasadena area. Fees are $35 per participant plus individual event fees.
“Every year the Pasadena Senior Games promotes healthy lifestyles for older adults through education, fitness and the spirited competition of sports,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center. “These remarkable athletes are shining examples of the benefits of an active lifestyle that embraces health and vitality. We’re so happy the Senior Games are back.”
Another way to participate in the Pasadena Senior Games is to volunteer for positions that include registering athletes, timing, scoring, manning water stations and more. Volunteers of all ages may call Renee Uriarte at (626) 685-6724 or email reneeu@pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a monthly magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical services for older adults in need as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use.
In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional.

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