Senior Games/SilverArts is the place to be for the over-50 crowd

By Judie Holcomb-Pack

Where can you meet new friends, get exercise, show off your talents, and have fun with the greatest folks in town? Join the 2022 Senior Games/SilverArts!

The kickoff to Senior Games, usually held in January, had to be moved due to the weather and will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, from 10 am – noon at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd. There you can pick up a registration form, play some fun games, visit with vendors and enjoy some winter snacks and beverages, while you learn more about what all the games have to offer. There will also be by prizes! You can also pick up a registration form and information from the convenience of your car by just driving up to the main door of the center.

Here’s a list of what is planned for 2022:

Do you like sports? Here’s some of the competitions you can sign up for: archery, badminton, billiards, bocce, bowling (singles, doubles, mixed doubles), chair volleyball, corn hole, croquet, cycling (1 mile, 5k and 10k), fun walk, golf, horseshoes, miniature golf, petanque, pickleball (singles, doubles, mixed doubles), race walking, shuffleboard, softball tournament, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track events. Individuals compete in their own sex and age categories, beginning at age 50, in five-year increments through age 100+.

Are you creative? SilverArts offers many opportunities to showcase your creative talents.

Heritage Arts includes basket weaving, painting, crocheting, jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery (hand built or thrown), stained glass, tatting and needle lace, tole/decorative painting, wall hangings, weaving, wood carving, wood turning, and woodworking.

Visual Arts includes acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastels, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and adult coloring.

Literary Arts includes written entries in the categories of essay, life experiences/memoir, poetry, and short story.

Performance Arts will compete in person on April 22 at 6:30 pm at Redemption Church. Performance categories include playing musical instruments, singing, dancing (single, couples, line dancing, Tai Chi), acting/skits, comedy, and cheerleading. This competition is free to watch and open to the public and is one of the most popular events.

Senior Games competitions, events, and other activities will be following all CDC and city guidelines to keep our participants safe. Masks are required at indoor events and at the recreation centers.

For more information, visit www.WePlay.ws and click on the Seniors tab, or email Kevin Westrich at cokevinw@nullcityofws.org or Anna Marino annam@nullcityofws.org.

Come play with us!

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