Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Mission: Living Healthy Longer

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Mission: Living Healthy Longer

“Living healthy longer is the mission of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics,” said Dave Jerome, of Burke, chairman of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. “It is our goal to promote healthy aging through both mental and physical activity, which is why NVSO offers such a wide range of events from sports to board games.”

The 2014 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will take place Sept. 13-24 at 18 venues throughout Northern Virginia. Adults 50 years of age and over who live in one of the sponsoring jurisdictions are eligible to participate.

Events include swimming, diving, track, field, tennis, table tennis, racquetball, pickleball, duplicate bridge, chess, scrabble, cribbage, men’s basketball, handball, ERG rowing, Wii bowling, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, horseshoes, softball hit and throw, yo-yo tricks, bocce, Frisbee throw, golf, miniature golf, bunco, men’s and women’s basketball free throw, team line dancing, volleyball, badminton, cycling and more. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded after each event. All events are open to the public.

Online registration will be available at after July 1. Registration forms will be available at senior residences, community centers, seniors centers or by calling 703-228-4721. Registration fee is $12 which covers multiple events. There is no onsite registration. Registration deadlines are Aug. 29 (mail) and Sept. 5 (online). The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is sponsored by the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.