Let The Games Begin!

The 35th Annual LifeSpan Resources’ Senior Games will be held Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 11, 2021, and you don’t want to miss it! This year’s Senior Games will be held entirely outdoors to com-ply with CDC recommended COVID-19 guidelines. Temperature checks and face masks will be re-quired at all events. 

The theme this year is “Moving Forward” – with the idea of moving past 2020 and excitedly moving in-to 2021. The fun will begin on Monday, June 7th and will run until the Closing Ceremonies on Friday, June 11th. There are six events to choose from: Basketball Toss, Miniature Golf, Toss ‘Em, Horseshoes, Pickleball and the Dance Contest. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are given for each event. Trophies for most medals won by age group; the oldest male and female participant; and the King and Queen of Senior Games are awarded at the Closing Ceremonies.  

One low registration fee of $15 covers all events, lunches and a t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for pick -up from May 11 – May 22 at LifeSpan Resources’ office: 33 State St. (3rd floor YMCA building), New Al-bany.

Please feel free to contact Melissa Richardson at 812-206-7960 or mrichardson@lsr14.org if you have any questions. We are super excited for LifeSpan Resources’ Senior Games and to see you all again! Make sure to tell your friends! 

2021 Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies / Basketball Toss / Lunch To Go
Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, 440 Lewis A Endris Pkwy, New Albany

Be sure to bring a chair to allow for social distancing. Back by Popular Demand: Wayne Perkey!

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miniature Golf/Lunch To Go
Charlestown Family Activities Park, 1000 Park St., Charlestown.

Transportation IS available through our Transportation program. The cost is $4.00 per person round trip. You must indicate on the Registration Form if you need a ride. There will be staggered start times. Clark/Scott County residents will begin at 9 a.m. Floyd/Harrison residents at 11 a.m. You will receive your start time in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time. One person per hole at a time. We will play 9 holes. This event will be limited to the first 160 participants registered for Mini Golf. Be sure to bring a chair to allow for social distancing.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Toss ‘Em/Lunch To Go
Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, 4400 Lewis A Endres Pkwy, New Albany

Two people to a lane (one each on opposite sides), but medal winners are counted individually, not by team. Start times may be provided in advance. It is recommended that you wear gloves for this event. Be sure to bring a chair to allow for social distancing.

9:00 – Noon Horseshoes/Lunch To Go
Sam Peden Community Park, Grant Line Road, New Albany

Hit the pitch in beautiful Community Park. Make sure to bring a chair!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pickleball (For experienced players only)
Ray Lawrence Park, 1021 Irving Dr., Clarksville

Two people per team.

Friday, June 11 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies / Dance Contest / Vendor Fair / Lunch To Go
New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 201 E. Water St., New Albany

Closing Ceremonies will be held at the Amphitheater. Parking will be available behind the floodwall. Wear your Senior Games shirt or get in the spirit and dress according to this year’s theme!

Last Year's Medalists

Senior Games 2020 King & Queen

Queen: Pat Pearson

King: Dan Griffin

Senior Games 2020 Medalists by Event

Basketball Toss

Female: Patty Cress
Male: Angus Hart

Mini Golf

Female: Joyce Schafer
Male: Tom Scott

Toss Em

Female: Joyce Schafer
Male: Tom Scott

4 Lap Walks

Female: Jean Lawson
Male: Roger Cookson

9 Lap Walks

Female: Martha Felten
Male: Bill Lynch

Dance Contest

Female: Rebecca Resch
Male: Ron Clark

Trivia

Bernita Stillman

Scavenger Hunt

Roger Cookson

As a reminder about how the King & Queen are typically decided: At least 3 individuals of the same age/sex group must compete in an event in order for the medals to count toward the King or Queen title. Medals will count towards the “Most Medals” title. If there is a tie in # of medals, points determine the winner (Bronze 1, Silver 2, Gold 3). However, the king and queen were decided by drawing in 2020 for the Senior Games At-Home Edition.

Join The Senior Games Gang , Today!

Are you looking for fun, friendship and maybe a little competition year-round? Do you want to keep the spirit of Senior Games going year-round? Become a member of the Senior Games Gang, and you can do it all! The Gang is a membership program for area adults age 55+. Gang members develop new friendships, enjoy six members-only events and a special holiday service project during the year, and some even develop a little “romance!” (Yes, we’ve had Gang marriages over the years!)

Membership includes free registration for the week-long annual Senior Games. Most importantly, Gang membership dues serve as donations to LifeSpan’s mission of Promoting Independent Living for People of All Ages. Donations help provide services such as Meals to Go!, Transportation, Care Management, Options Counseling and numerous other in-home supports and services.

Interested in joining? Download the Membership Application (PDF) and join today!

You can learn more about the 6 events and membership levels at lsr14.org/senior-games-gang.

If you have any questions about the Senior Games or Senior Games Gang, please contact Melissa Richardson at 812-206-7960 or mrichardson@lsr14.org.