WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Area IV Agency’s 28th annual Senior Games is just weeks away. Bernie Chamness stopped by News 18 at Noon to talk about the upcoming event.
Chamness served as last year’s Torch Captain and is this year’s spokesperson of the Senior Games. Each June, Area IV hosts nearly 500 individuals age 55 and over for the Senior Games.
The Games offer a variety of recreational events for everyone ranging from Bingo, Euchre, Shuffleboard and Bowling to Pickleball, Golf, Track & Field and Swimming. Chamness listed all 24 different activities planned for this year’s Games.
“We have a variety of events and it’s all geared to get people moving,” said Chamness. “Doesn’t matter what stage in life you are, you need to move just a little bit. It’s all about mental and physical health.”
Chamness said there is also a new event this year called letterboxing, which is a type of scavenger hunt.
I’m looking forward to the letterboxing/scavenger hunt. That’s gunna take all week, so it’s going to be fun,” said Chamness.
Once people come, they come year, after year, after year, Chamness explained.
“It’s a matter of getting them out to an event they enjoy. As you can tell, we have many events, and it’s all about just getting up and start moving,” said Chamness, “When we get older, we can’t sit. So, that’s the whole purpose of these games is to enjoy people’s company and keep moving.”
The 28th annual Senior Games will be held June 9-13. Registration forms are due by June 3, 2014. If you would like an entry form, stop by the Area IV Agency, 660 N 36th St., in Lafayette, or grab an entry form online by clicking here.
To see additional details on event times and dates for this year’s Games, click here.