Mineral County to Host 15th Annual Senior Olympics on Potomac State’s Campus – Schedule Available

Senior Olympics

Participants from all over West Virginia competed in the 2015 Mineral County Senior Olympics, and posed, with their county banners, for this photo in front of the Church-McKee Arts Center.

Reprinted with permission from the Mineral Daily News-Tribune

KEYSER - Aging & Family Services of Mineral County is excited to announce that they will be hosting the Senior Olympics from June 7-10.

This is the 15th year hosting this event. Annually, over 130 seniors from across West Virginia and surrounding states participate in a variety of competitions.

The events are held at Potomac State College in Keyser and other locations within the community.

The competitions will begin on Tuesday afternoon and culminate with the awards ceremony on Friday.

“Our Senior Olympics philosophy is to provide activities for all seniors, regardless of age or athletic ability,” explains Scott Mallery, director of Mineral County Aging & Family Services.

From Bocce to basketball and from Bingo to the spelling bee; events are chosen to include the physical as well as the nonphysical activities. The variety of games ensures the accommodation of all skill levels and promotes an atmosphere of competition while still focusing on the importance of socialization. Events such as the picnic, banquet, and the talent show allow the participants to become better acquainted with each other.

“We appreciate the support from the community and realize that this event would not be a reality without our financial partners,” Mallery said. “These games are made possible because of our dedicated group of staff and volunteers, the generosity of our corporate sponsors, and hospitality of Potomac State College of West Virginia.”

The application and schedule of events can be found at local senior centers or on the website –www.wvaging.com.

For more information, please contact Aging & Family Services at 304-788-5467.

For complete schedule, click here.