Released: September 1, 2021
Delaware County senior athletes will have the chance to showcase their athletic skills in the Delaware County Senior Games, being held September 27-October 1 at venues throughout the county.
After a pause in 2020 due to COVID-19, the games will resume on September 27 for a one-week, condensed version in 2021. The theme for this year’s games is “Rebounding Strong!” and residents age 50 and older of every skill level are welcome to participate.
Physical activity, even moderate, can help seniors by improving mental capacity, preventing disease, improving healing, increasing balance, and increasing life expectancy. The games encourage older residents to stay socially and physically active throughout the year and achieve their personal best. The games also foster friendships among the athletes.
The 2021 Senior Games will kick off with Pickleball Mixed Doubles at BYC’s O’Donoghue Fieldhouse in Concordville and Bocce and Field Events at Rose Tree Park in Media.
The Delaware County Senior Games are sponsored by Delaware County Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Co-chairs for the 2021 Senior Games are Marc Manfre, Director of Parks and Recreation and Barbara S. Nicolardi, Director of COSA.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in every age category and all participating seniors and volunteers receive a free Senior Games t-shirt. A Winner’s Circle picnic celebration will be held at the Redwood Community Center in Upland Park on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Registration for the games is $15 and is open to all Delaware County residents age 50 and older. Registration is required for all events. Registration forms for the games are available at the Parks and Recreation Office in Rose Tree Park, at local libraries, COSA, and senior centers. Additional information and registration forms can be found at www.delcoseniorgames.org.
Anyone wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccine website for more information: www.delcopa.gov/covid/vaccination.html
Monday, September 27
8:30 a.m. Pickleball Mixed Doubles - BYC’s O’Donoghue Fieldhouse, Concordville
9:30 a.m. Bocce - Rose Tree Park, Media
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Field Events - Rose Tree Park, Media
Tuesday, September 28
8:30 a.m. 9 Hole Golf - Clayton Golf Course-Garnet Valley
10:00 a.m. Table Tennis Singles - Upper Darby Senior Center (Watkins)
Wednesday, September 29
8:00 a.m. 18-Hole Golf - Paxon Hollow Golf Club, Broomall
9:00 a.m. Corn Hole - Rose Tree Park, Media
Thursday, September 30
9:00 a.m. Miniature Golf - Putt-Putt, Clifton Heights
1:00 p.m. Singles Bowling - Sproul Lanes, Springfield
Friday, October 1
9:00 a.m. Wii Bowling - Redwood Community Center, Upland Park
9:00 a.m. Horseshoes Singles - Governor Printz Park, Essington