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2019 Annual Conference Energizes Association

Gathering learns and shares about improving Games, promoting health and wellness The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) hosted its 2019 Annual Conference from January 23-26 in Louisville, Kentucky, providing a central location for its Board of Directors, Member Games, partners, and vendors to gather, learn and exchange ideas in advance of June’s 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana...
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Family Matters

Hope Casias, 76, San Antonio, Texas Sports offers the individual many rewards through setting goals, training and competition. It provides exercise with a purpose, and brings the added benefit of camaraderie among athletes who share the same experiences. Team sports provide an even deeper connection and the added satisfaction that comes from working together. For Hope Casias, playing volleyball is...
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Love Finds A Way to Hit the Mark

Ron Gauvin, 60 & Patti Gauvin, 58, Milton, New Hampshire When Ron Gauvin enters an archery competition, it’s quickly noticed that something special is going on beyond shooting arrows. Despite balance challenges and a paralyzed right arm, Ron manages to get to the line and let fly using a stabilizer bar and a special strap attached to the string that allows him to release using his mouth. Click...
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Deeper Dedication – Hand Me Down My Walking Shoes

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog subject for the following Special Report: This blog entry is a bit more serious, but that won’t keep me from having some fun. When I got past cancer in 2005, I came up with my own humorous expression about how to live in the light: “Life is too serious to be taken too seriously.” Paradoxically, that’s no joke. I didn’t need any more motivation to follow th...
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Great News – And a Reality Check

Hello, friends. I wanted to blog at least once per month, but the holidays always mess with people’s regular schedules and plans, and I was not immune to the season. I’m sure you couldn’t live without me. (OK, maybe it’s just me that can’t live without me!) The Great News part is that I have already achieved one goal. Since January of 2016 my blood work has shown I was prediabetic, and my Doc made...
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The Long Run - January 2019

NSGA Contact Information Reminder NSGA HQ relocated to Clearwater, Florida in May 2018. Please make note of our current contact information. Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater, FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News "A Hand Up From Humana" 2019 Games Scholarship Announcement Do you know someone who deserves a "hand up" to attend the 2019 National Senior Games presented b...
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A Message of Hope

Don Wright, 78, Stillwater, Minnesota Don Wright is literally running for his life. The Minnesota native enjoyed many successful years as an engineer, attorney and father of three. He ran cross country in high school, but career demands kept him from regular exercise and his weight grew as he approached 60. His brother-in-law and wife were runners who got Don’s wife Ardis involved, and in turn she...
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80-Year-Old Makes Birthday Run in the Cradle of the Marathon - January 2019 Athlete of the Month

Heide Moebius, 80, Lancaster, Pennsylvania What does your average person think about doing when they turn 80? Heide Moebius is definitely not average, because she set a goal of running a marathon in Greece and finished in Olympic style. The feat is remarkable, but not surprising once you know the background of the retired export executive. Heide had little sports opportunities as a child in German...
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The Long Run - December 2018

NSGA Address NSGA HQ relocated to Clearwater, Florida in May 2018. Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Thankful Holiday Thoughts from NSGA Santa Claus - the Original Senior Athlete! In 2017, we celebrated reaching a milestone with the 30th anniversary of National Senior Games. This year, we pause to marvel at the successes achieved a...
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Extra Frames - December 2018 Athlete of the Month

Joe Dorough, 68, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri   Joe Dorough knows what it feels like to get a second and third chance in life, and he’s making the most of it.    The 68-year-old retired Teamster started bowling at age of ten and it became his favorite activity. “I did it regularly, except for the times when I was working evening shifts,” he recalls. “None of my buddies could bowl with me in the morn...
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The Long Run - November 2018

NSGA Address NSGA HQ relocated to Clearwater, Florida in May 2018. Mailing address: P.O. Box 5630, Clearwater FL 33758-5630 Main Phone: (727) 475-1187 Association News Personal Best Athlete Honored at Massachusetts Council on Aging Conference Last month, NSGA's Personal Best initiative made a splash at the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) annual conference held in Falmouth. In addition to mak...
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“Hey, Eight Eyes!!”

It’s time to do some ‘splaining about why I let myself become overweight and sedentary. In a way, I didn’t have the vision to avoid it. The reason I never got into sports is a medical one; the reason why I never got into regular exercise is environmental and experiential. This blog takes a bit to explain why. When I was a toddler, I rode my little metal “car” into a fire hydrant at the curb in fro...
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Too Good Not to Share - November 2018 Athlete of the Month

Betsy Hall is like many people who participate in Senior Games–she loves it so much, she is motivated to tell others to get involved and keeps after them until they do. The Ohio native was a late bloomer who did not participate in sports as a youth, but caught the running bug at age 45 after her overweight husband was told to walk and run for exercise and she went along to provide company. “He did...
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85-Year-Old Massachusetts Senior Athlete Receives Personal Best Award

FALMOUTH, MA – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the recent Massachusetts Council on Aging (NCOA) annual conference to make a workshop presentation highlighted with recognition of 85-year-old Amy Hicks as the first senior athlete from the state to be honored with the its “ Personal Best Award.” Hicks also received a congratulatory citation signed by Governor Charlie Baker and Lt...
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“If you don’t move it, you will rust”

Amy Hicks, 85, Needham, Massachusetts All athletes have aches and injuries that inevitably come with athletic competition, and that is especially true for senior athletes over an extended time. Some, like Amy Hicks, have also had to overcome medical challenges that often bring careers to an end, but she has learned to persevere and even excel while living with severe arthritis for decades. The nat...
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15 July 2019
Athlete of the Month
Bob Shannon, 66,  Alameda, CA and  Jeff Johanson, 65,  Arnold, CA It’s not that unusual for senior athletes to know others from their youthf...
25 June 2019
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Track & Field elite Kathy Bergen leads the way with eight high marks ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 25, 2019 - As the 2019 National Senior Games ...
10 June 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 10, 2019  Event will showcase #RealSeniorMoments of healthy, active aging ALBUQUERQUE, NM - New Mexico has 13,71...
15 May 2019
Athlete of the Month
Kory Kelly, 51, Ogden, Utah Athletes go through struggles on and off the field, but few have faced adversity at a level similar to what Kory...