The 2019 Senior Olympic Games will be May 1-10.
Photo: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs
Photo: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs

County hosting ‘Senior Olympics’ festival for older residents

For the 33rd year, metro Atlanta’s older residents have a chance to show off their athleticism and win medals at the DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games next month.

From May 1 to 10, the county will put on several different events at venues across the county for people ages 50 and older. The sports include free-throw basketball, bowling, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis, line dancing, water volleyball and more.

Residents from surrounding counties are invited to participate as well, according to a statement from the DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs department. The festival is part of National Older Americans Month, celebrated in May.


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The kickoff event for the Senior Olympics is 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Participants can submit an application by going to the county’s parks website and clicking on “2019 Senior Olympics Registration Pack.” You can enter as a team or in individual events. Registration closes April 26.

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