Senior Games athletes show age is just a number

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A week long athletic event shows that age is just a number.

More than 550 participants are taking part in the Area IV Agency’s 28th Annual Senior Games. The ages of this year’s athletes range from 55 to 96 years old. Participants can choose from 24 activities held in West Lafayette and Lafayette.

On Monday, many of the athletes were out at Jeff High School’s track to test their speed, endurance and arm strength with a series of races and throwing events.

Senior Games spokesperson Bernie Chamness said the games encourage people to stay active.

“It doesn’t matter as senior what kind of activity that you’re in, you just need to do something. You can’t go home and sit, so both physical and mental health is very important as we age. So, these games offer the opportunity for that,” said Chamness.

Registration is still available for people ages 55 and up.

For more information about the games and how to register, click here.

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