June 3, 2024 - Fort Wayne Mayor Sharon Tucker joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel to officially start the 45th annual Senior Games today at the Community Center. The Senior Games is open to adults age 50 and older in a variety of locations all over Fort Wayne. The event will continue until June 27.

Mayor Tucker presented a proclamation in support of the dedication of the Department ‘s Community Center to enrich residents’ lives with quality leisure opportunities with a special emphasis on programs for adults over 50 years of age.

Registrations are still being accepted up to two business days prior to event dates, and each registration now costs $2. Most events require little or no experience, and although some of the events are more strenuous, like Pickleball, there are many choices that people of all physical abilities can participate in, such as card and table games, Shuffleboard, Timed Jigsaw Puzzles and Billiards. More than 50 volunteers help run and coordinate the Senior Games each year.

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center hosted the first Senior Games competition in 1979 to promote the benefits of remaining active and physically fit, and to encourage all adults over age 50 to adopt a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Modeled after the Olympics, the games offer friendly competition in more than 40 physically and mentally challenging events such as Mini Golf, Cornhole, Archery, Bocce, Bowling, Horseshoes, Chip & Putt, Disc Golf, Softball Throw, Table Tennis and more. Seniors can test their talent and skill, while enjoying good company and making new friends.

It’s not too late to join the fun! For more information regarding times and locations of events, call the Community Center at 260-427-6460 or visit www.fortwayneparks.org and download the Senior Games brochure.