The Village

The Village will be free and open to both athletes and the public. The Village is the hub of activity for The Games, offering athlete check-in, special presentations, demonstrations, interactive displays and more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of experts, special guests, vendors and more.  Each day offers something unique for the community to help celebrate The National Senior Games.

2022 Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by Aviv Clinics

Wednesday, May 11, 7pm, Las Olas Oceanside Park (LOOP)

Let’s get the party started!  Athletes and locals mingle and celebrate the opening of The Games as the torch flame arrives and ignites the ceremonial cauldron. We promised you beaches, and our very first gathering will put you there! Get ready to kick off “A Reunion For the Ages” with the 2022 Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by Aviv Clinics to be held Wednesday, May 11 at Las Olas Oceanside Park (LOOP). The LOOP is a recent $78 million park upgrade that created a space for public events, and it’s the perfect outdoor setting for athletes to meet and celebrate the return of National Senior Games.

Check out the Flame Arrival in Albuquerque for the NSG 2019.

Celebration of Athletes sponsored by Ageility

Monday, May 16, 2022, Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade, 80 Las Olas Circle

This is a combination opening and closing ceremony held in the middle of the event schedule that celebrates the achievements of the athletes. Here is where the pageantry happens, including a stirring Parade of Athletes and a warm welcome is extended by the host cities, celebrities and dignitaries.

Show Us Your Moves! Join the iovera° Team as We Attempt to Break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Game of Freeze Dance
It’s easy – dance when the music plays and then freeze on command. You move, you’re out! The event is open to everyone―athletes, families, and friends―with no expertise necessary. We look forward to seeing your best dance moves!
5:45 pm Arrive early!  
6:00 pm Game will start for the Guinness World Record Attempt
Those participating in the Guinness World Record Attempt will also be able to be in the Parade of Athletes.
6:30 pm Line up for Parade of Athletes
7:00 pm Celebration of Athletes

Check out the Celebration of Athletes in Albuquerque for the NSG 2019.


“Thriving in Place” National Film Premiere

Tuesday, May 10, 3 pm – Broward County Convention Center, room 222

This will be the first-ever viewing of a groundbreaking documentary exploring the complex nature of aging and the challenge of change. Following the viewing, the audience will have an opportunity to provide feedback and join the discussion with filmmakers Rainie and Chris Arnes and a panel of national experts that includes:

  • Ashton Applewhite — TED Talk Main Stage Speaker and author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
  • Duo Dickinson — Architect and author ofStaying Put: Remodel Your House to Get The Home You Want
  • Suzi Stadler — California architect and founder of At Home With Growing Older, a California Non-Profit that is engaging thousands of people in an exploration of new aging.
  • Andrew Walker – NSGA Health and Well-being Director, Moderator

Olympic Day

Olympic Day was created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games and is celebrated every June by NSGA with the support of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USPOC).

Women Of The Games: A View of Title IX                    

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3 pm – Broward County Convention Center, room 222

The first of two “Olympic Day” events will highlight contributions of women in the Senior Games Movement in light of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

This community gathering will feature marathon legend and Senior Games athlete Kathrine Switzer sharing her experiences advocating for new sports for women in the modern Olympic movement. The conversation will reflect key Olympic values and explore the intersection of Title IX, civil and human rights. Nine pieces of visual art from the Al Oerter Foundation/ Art Of The Olympians will also be displayed. Presenters include:

  • Kathrine Switzer – Author/first official woman in the Boston Marathon/activist
  • Madeline Murphy Rabb – Writer/athlete/art advocate
  • Andrew Walker – NSGA Health and Well-being Director, Moderator

Your Title IX Story: The Art of The Olympians

Thursday, May 19, 1:00 pm – Broward County Convention Center, room 222

Olympic and Paralympic art of The Art Of The Olympians collection, paired with a brain stimulating interactive learning practice led by University of Miami Art and Medicine program will prime our creativity for an enriching story sharing experience. Presenters include:

  • Cathy Oerter – CEO, Art of The Olympians CEO
  • Gauri Gaonkar-Agarwal M. D. – University of Miami Art and Medicine Program
  • Hope B. Torrents – University of Miami Art and Medicine Program
  • Andrew Walker – NSGA Health and Well-being Director, Moderator