“What’s Next” Episode Spotlights National Senior Games Athletes
Spotted: National Senior Games athletes in the limelight!
Growing Bolder, the NSGA’s Official Media Partner, recently aired a special episode of their “What’s Next” television series sharing exciting moments from the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana.
Watch interviews with multiple athletes and commentary from Growing Bolder hosts in the inspiration-packed show.
Athlete of the Month
“I Was Never Alone”: Softball Team Bolsters Player Through Breast Cancer Journey
Just three months after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer, Janet Mitchell hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with her Maryland Roadrunners softball teammates – the same teammates who supported her through every step of her cancer journey.
“I was never alone. There are women on my team and many of my age in the softball community who have had the same experience, so I was able to get advice before the fact and the support afterwards has been great. On the field we are competitive as all get out, but off the field we have friends for life…”
Read about Janet’s love of team sports (she has played on a team every year since age 9!), what motivated her during recovery and how the Roadrunners’ positive chemistry contributes to their success in this Athlete of the Month feature.
Note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about risk factors, when to start screening mammograms and more here.
Health and Well-Being
Active Aging Week Resources for Wellness
Active Aging Week, celebrated earlier this month, promotes the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. Check out these resources to help you on your active aging journey.
- Want to move more? Read 6 steps to try a sport for the first time.
- Learn about the seven dimensions of wellness.
- Share which element of wellness you want to work on with the National Senior Games community on Facebook.
Advancing Positive Aging Through Sports
Many older persons are often discriminated against and unfairly stereotyped due to their age. Worldwide, there’s growing recognition of the harmful effects of ageism on older adults and our society as a whole and the need for change.
Senior Games athletes have challenged ageist stereotypes for decades through their commitment to staying active and competing. Read more about ageism, how we can all help change the narrative and the important example athletes ages 50+ set in this blog from NSGA Health & Well-Being Director Andrew Walker.
Results Book – Digital Version Expected in November
The results book from the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana is in production and expected to be available on the NSGA website in November 2023. Printed results books will be mailed to individuals who purchased copies soon after it is published online.
Why SilverSneakers Members Love Our Classes
Whether you’re starting an exercise routine for the first time or looking to mix up your workouts, SilverSneakers classes—online or in person—have something for you. Find out what they love about our older adult exercise classes and the wide variety of options that are available.
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