Last year at the Pasadena Senior Games, Diana Charles took first place in the 50-yard women’s freestyle swimming competition in the 50-to-59-year-old division and Alan Rosen won the men’s shotput contest in the 85-to-89- year-old division.
The registration period begins March 20, so now is the time for active adults ages 50 to 99+ to begin training and setting goals for the 2023 Pasadena Senior Games. Registration is fee-based.
With 14 competitive athletic events from archery to tennis, the Pasadena Senior Games will take place from May 21 to July 15. Previous competition experience is not required.
To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Senior Games.
“Active older adults know exercise and physical activity are the keys to a long and healthy life,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center. “These remarkable athletes, whether they are experienced or not, are serious competitors.”
According to research conducted at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Research Center, older adults can reap an array of rewards from physical activity, ranging from improved physical, emotional and social health scores to a decreased risk of hospitalization.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-685-6755.
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 626-685-6755 or email email@example.com.
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 quarterly online magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. Beginning Monday, Mar. 6, extended spring and summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Rooms are sanitized after each use. Masks are optional.