With the Olympics underway, many families with seniors are more excited about the games than ever. Fortunately, when the final games are complete next weekend, Olympic fever does not have to end in the Northern Virginia area just yet. In a few months, the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will take place in eleven counties and cities. In fact, the program is celebrating its 50th year.
What are the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is an event that promotes fitness and health (physically and mentally) for senior adults. Seniors can partake in numerous activities, many of which are featured in the London 2012 games.
When are the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
This year, the Senior Olympics will run from September 15-26.
What Kinds of Games are Featured in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
Many traditional Olympic games are featured, such as swimming, tennis, javelin throw, and track/field. In addition, the Senior Olympics include fun activities that are not featured in the Olympic Games, including:
- Golf & Miniature Golf
- Yo-Yo tournaments
- Bowling (real and Wii versions!)
- Team Line Dance
Who Can Participate in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
Olympic activities are open to all residents ages 50 years and older who live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Anyone who prefers not to participate in the games can volunteer at the events. Volunteering is also open to participants who are not competing in an event.
How Do I Register for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
Participants can register online. They must complete and sign the entire form, along with credit card payment. The deadline for online registration is September 4. Alternatively, they can print out the form, complete it, and mail it; the form must be postmarked by September 1.
Some, but not all, events have on-site registration.
How Much is the Registration Fee for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
The registration fee is only $12 for as many events as the senior wants to enter. However, there are additional fees for golf and bowling events.
Where Can I Find More Information About the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics?
Visit the official Northern Virginia Senior Olympics website for more information on the Olympics and to register online.
My Senior Cannot Drive. Is There a Way He/She Can Arrive at the Event Locations?
Don’t worry-Independent You has transportation services for Northern Virginia senior citizens! Your senior will arrive at the event locations for a low price, and you can be assured that our drivers are fully insured and have completed background checks.
Enjoy watching the Olympic Games from now til next week, but remember that Olympic times don’t have to end in Northern Virginia. Letting your seniors attend the Senior Olympics in September will inspire them to go for the gold!