Cheer on Neuse River Senior Game Participants!

Before I get into the details of the Senior Games, I truly want to encourage you to take time out of your busy lives to cheer on the seniors in our community this week. It’s only one week a year. Bring your children out and teach them that a lot of seniors in our community are very active and we should follow in their footsteps!

The Neuse River Senior Games opening ceremony kicked off today with Brian North, News Anchor of WCTI 12 and Fox Eastern NC, was the Master of Ceremonies.

The Neuse River Senior Games hit a record of 296 participants from Craven, Duplin, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, and Pamlico County! Join the 55 year and better folks as they display their talents in Silver Arts, Performing Arts, and Sporting events! For more information, visit: http://www.cravencounty.com/parks/seniorgames/events.cfm.

Since I believe in the Senior Games, I could write a long story about my experience and identify all of the sponsors and people involved, but it may take away from the point.

My goal is to encourage people to attend the Neuse River Senior Games and cheer on seniors in Eastern North Carolina!

The oldest torch bearer is 100 years old and has lived through the toughest times in the past Century to include the Great Depression among many wars, new inventions, to name a few. I believe we can all learn from our seniors.

Listen to Lynn Harrell’s view on seniors (Associate Director of the North Carolina Senior Games):

Special thanks go out to many businesses, non-profits, and individuals for making this event happen.

I would like to personally thank Johanne Pryor and Billy Wilkes who initially introduced me to the Neuse River Senior Games a few years ago. I would also like to thank Jillian Hardin and her team at the Eastern Carolina Council Agency on Aging, Eddie Games and his staff at Craven County Recreation and Parks, Thurman Hardison and the folks at New Bern Parks and Recreation, The Golden Age Club, Local Senior Living organizations, and everyone involved in volunteering their time and all the sponsors!

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