Released: May 25, 2022
Delaware County senior athletes will have the chance to showcase their athletic skills in the Delaware County Senior Games, being held June 13-24 at venues throughout the county.
Hundreds of athletes will compete for medals in a variety of sporting events including golf, bowling, table tennis, corn hole, horseshoes, pickleball, and track & field. This year’s theme is “Play My Way” and residents 50 years and older of every skill level are encouraged 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 2022 Senior Games will kick off with Bocce on June 13, at Rose Tree Park. The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County is once again partnering with the Delaware County Senior Games by not only hosting the swimming events at Ridley High School; but is also offering athletes a free one-month membership at one of three local YMCA’s to help prepare for the games.
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 2022 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 Luncheon celebration will be held at the Drexelbrook Event Center on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Registration for the games is $15 and is open to all Delaware County residents 50 and older. Registration is required for all events. Registration forms, schedules and more information on the games are available at the Parks and Recreation Office in Rose Tree Park, at local libraries and senior centers and online at www.delcoseniorgames.org.
Residents can also call Parks & Recreation at (610) 891-4663 or COSA at (610) 490-1300.
The 2022 Senior Games Schedule:
Monday, June 13th
8:30 a.m. Pickleball Doubles- Upper Chichester Fieldhouse, Aston
9:30 a.m. Bocce- Rose Tree Park, Media
Tuesday, June 14th
8:30 a.m. Pickleball Mixed Doubles- Upper Chichester Fieldhouse, Aston
9:00 a.m. Singles Bowling- Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
Wednesday, June 15th
8:30 a.m. 9-Hole Golf-Clayton Park Golf Course, Garnet Valley ($5 greens fee, players provide clubs, this is a walking course)
9:00 a.m. Corn Hole- Rose Tree Park, Media
Thursday, June 16th
9:00 a.m. Horseshoes- Governor Printz Park, Essington
10:00 a.m. Table Tennis- Upper Darby Senior Center, Upper Darby
Friday, June 17th
Juneteenth Holiday- no games scheduled
Monday, June 20th
9:00 a.m. Wii Bowling- Redwood Community Center, Upland Park 12:30 p.m. Swimming- Ridley High School, Ridley
Tuesday, June 21st
9:00 a.m. Shuffleboard – Ridley Township Swim Club, Folsom Singles Women 9:00 a.m. Men 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22nd
7:45 a.m. 18-Hole Golf - Paxon Hollow Golf Club, Broomall ($40 greens fees, cart included)
1:30 p.m. Doubles Bowling – Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
Thursday, June 23rd
9:00 a.m. Mini Golf - Putt-Putt Fun Center, Clifton Heights ($2)
1:30 p.m. Team Bowling - Sproul Lanes, Springfield (3 games for $6, free shoe rental)
Friday, June 24th
8:30 a.m. Track and Field – Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills