The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) would like to congratulate all registrants (registration is now closed) and encourage people to attend the upcoming New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games coming up in just a few weeks, from July 18th to 22nd. Not only will the games be a great event for everyone to attend, but participants in the games will also be competing to qualify for the National Senior Games that will be hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 14-25, 2019. (1)
The New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games will be held at over 20 sites throughout New Mexico and are open to all Elders 50 and older. The games feature over 107 events in 28 different sports and are open to both New Mexico residents and those from out-of-state. (1,2)
As the New Mexico Senior Olympics website states “New Mexico Senior Olympics is dedicated to provide adults 50+ with opportunities for a healthy active lifestyle. Our mission is to promote physical fitness for seniors statewide: provide year-round opportunities and motivation for adults 50+ to participate in local, state and national games.” (2)
“NICOA supports and cheers on all athletes participating in the games, including our American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Elders. We know that our AI/AN Elders will represent Indian Country well at the games, as there has been a long tradition of athleticism in Indian Country,” states NICOA Executive Director Randella Bluehouse.
- New Mexico Senior Olympics. (n.d.). 2018 State Summer Games. Retrieved July 2, 2018, from http://nmseniorolympics.org/news/2018-state-summer-games/
- About Us. (n.d.). 2018 State Summer Games. Retrieved July 2, 2018, from http://nmseniorolympics.org/about-us/