Senior Games athletes show age is just a number

Senior Games athletes show that age is just a number.
Senior Games athletes show that 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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