A movie premiere, photography displays and several health and well-being activities are available to participants during the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Pittsburgh.
“Team Dream” Documentary – Pittsburgh Premiere
7/12/2023, 7:30 PM
Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Team Dream documentary released last year has gained notoriety by winning film festival prizes, audience acclaim and being the subject of several positive media features.
Team Dream is the first documentary short from the 2022 Queen Collective program, executive produced by Queen Latifah. The film follows two African American senior swimmers, Ann Smith, 82, and Madeline Murphy Rabb, 77 as they prepared and then competed in the 2022 National Senior Games. The film reveals that nothing – not age, not race, and certainly not Chicago’s notorious weather – would stop them from training and achieving their goal to swim in national competition. Athletes and older adults will see themselves in the film as they see the joy, sacrifice, victories, and personal histories portrayed in this age affirming film.
Senior Games Images: Steel City Youth Impressions
7/15-7/18: Athlete Village, David Lawrence Convention CenterIn honor of Olympic Day, Art Of The Olympians photographer Marc Serota and artist Julie Rainbow, MFA, will guide Pittsburgh Youth Ambassadors and Manchester Bidwell Guild youth in capturing the wonder and joy of older adults participating in National Senior Games. Selected Senior Game athlete photographs and specially curated works of Marc Serota will be on display.
Health and Well-Being Resources in The Village
Aging Well Pittsburgh Partners Day
Athlete Village, David Lawrence Convention Center: 7/13
The Village will especially celebrate local older adults and agencies that provide age friendly services throughout greater Pittsburgh:
- Age Friendly Greater Pittsburgh
- Area Agency on Aging of Alleghany County
- Federal Trade Commission
- Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
- City of Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment
Heart of Well-Being: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Athlete Village, David Lawrence Convention Center: 7/15
Heart and Vascular Institute experts will be onsite to help you keep your heart healthy. The team at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will help you learn your personal health numbers (and the ideal numbers according to the AHA) which is critical in understanding your health:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine and UPMC Emergency Medicine
The 2023 Games will have medical professionals and volunteers from across many disciplines – athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurses, APPs, physicians and student volunteers from the many healthcare curriculum programs in Western PA.
The medical hub for the games is located at Room 333 in the David Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC). Injury clinic times, as well as walk-in hours are provided those injured at the surrounding venues who wish to seek care after their events conclude or the next morning. Medical staff and volunteers will also be available at the venues, especially those sports with higher risks of injury.
Additional medical services for injuries, illnesses or general medical needs through UPMC Anywhere Care (telehealth access to providers 24/7 for a reasonable flat fee if you choose), and ability to have soft goods such as braces and durable medical equipment available.
Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE)
Athlete Village, David Lawrence Convention Center: 7/7/23 – 7/16/23:
Physical therapists will offer the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) sports performance service and research project to Senior Games athletes at no charge. Flexibility, strength, balance, general health and endurance is assessed generating a comprehensive fitness report. A therapist then gives personalized feedback to build on athlete’s strengths, then tips are given to reduce barriers to optimal performance. Thousands of athletes have received helpful fitness advice while contributing NSGA research and program since the first screening in 2011.