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02/17/2017

33rd Annual NW Arkansas Senior Games
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Celebrating 33 Years of Promoting "Aging Well, Living Well"
Through Activity, Fun and Friendly Competition

In the spring of 2016 a crowd of 285 seniors converged on Harrison to participate in the Northwest Arkansas Senior Games' track, field and fun events.  The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas sponsors the event each year and has announced dates for the 2017 games.  The 33rd Annual NW Arkansas Senior Games will kick off with the women's 8-ball pool competition on Friday, April 7, and the men's 8-ball pool competition on Friday, April 14, at the Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center at 100 E. Clark Street in Jasper, Arkansas followed by the bowling competition on Thursday, April 20th at Cottonwood Bowl in Harrison.  Archery will be at the City Park in Bull Shoals, Arkansas on Saturday, May 6.  The big track, field and fun event day will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017.  The track and field events will be at the F.S. Garrison Stadium and Cash Center at the Harrison Senior High School at 1754 Burlsway in Harrison. 

The competitions will include events for the serious competitor as well as a host of recreational and fun games including: a wide variety of walks, dashes, and runs, even a 3K run; shot put, running long jump, javelin, and standing long jump; dominoes, horseshoes, baggo, daisy air gun, softball throw, stationary cycling, basketball shoot, spin casting, football throw, nail pounding, Skip-Bo, and a balloon bust relay. The competitions are divided into age groups. Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place depending on the event.

Over the past several years, a number of corporations and businesses have become partners, providing financial support for senior services through their Northwest Arkansas Senior Games sponsorship. 
 
The games are open to people age 50 and older and pre-registration is required. The registration deadline for the 8-ball pool tournament will be March 31, 2017. For all other events the registration deadline is April 7, 2017.

Anyone needing additional information may call 870-741-1144 or by mail at Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas, P.O. Box 1795, Harrison, AR  72602. 


To see eligibility requirements and print a registration form, click here.

For a list of the rules, click here. 

Congratulations to all Senior Game medal winners and to the top three Senior Activity Centers for the 2016 Senior Games.

1st Place - Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center

2nd Place - Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center

3rd Place - Springdale Senior Activity and Wellness Center

High Point Female for the 2016 Senior Games is Kristy Estrem from the Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center with 58 points.

High Point Male for the 2016 Senior Games is Floyd Wheeler from the Madison County Senior Activity and Wellness Center with 55 points.

View this fun You Tube video of the 2013 Balloon Bust Relay Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkQbPddJJc

Click on this link for a video of Angie Dunlap, Senior Games Coordinator talking with Dennis King and Tabetha Odegard from TKO8 Connection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zVDZAWQZUc

 

 

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