Active Seniors Compete for Glory

Active Seniors Compete for Glory

Basketball game.

Basketball game. Photo by Lauren Schneiderman

After 11 days of more than 50 events held Sept. 7-19, the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics finished with a golf event at Forest Greens Golf Course in Triangle, Va. Other events ranged from cycling, swimming and pickle ball to Mexican train dominos and Scrabble.

NVSO Chairman Janet Garber said, "Nearly 750 adults, age 50 and over, competed in this year's events which took place at 17 different venues throughout Northern Virginia. We are always impressed with the

enthusiasm and camaraderie of the participants who ranged in age from 50 to 103." She also said, "These seniors exemplify NVSO’s mission, living healthy longer, and are spectacular role models." Results

for each of the events are available at

NVSO is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation departments and other agencies in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.