The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit Multisport Council member of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee that promotes health and wellness for adults 50 and over through education, fitness and sport. NSGA governs the biennial National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for seniors.
The Association is comprised of 53 independent Member Games that conduct qualifying competition events, and the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held May 10-23, 2022 in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
23 Medal Sports will be offered in 2022: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Cornhole, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, Power Walk, Race Walk, Racquetball, Road Race, Shuffleboard, 7×7 Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon and Volleyball
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, and 4th-8th place ribbons, are awarded for each age division events.
• Individual sports – male and female divisions compete in five year increments, ages 50 through 100+
• Team sports – male and female divisions compete in five year increments, ages 50 through 80
National, state and local Senior Games intrinsically create community and build social connectivity amongst its participants. Many of our participants are engaged locally in their communities with some athletes participating as National Senior Game Ambassadors. Beyond its marque event, NSGA is actively involved in health advocacy addressing falls prevention and physical activity.
Believing social connections are an important part of overall health and well-being, NSGA has creatively and intuitively integrated community building into its organizational culture. Beyond creating opportunities for fitness through sports, NSGA has long valued social well-being by creating experiences that maintain and build new social connections. In addition, this commitment is actively evidenced through monthly communications in NSGA Athlete of the Month and Personal Best Stories.
COVID-19 worsened existing levels of social isolation among all seniors. Many Senior Games athletes were affected by the inability to participate in local and state Senior Games and losing access to training resources and facilities. To support social and physical well-being of its participants during this period, NSGA aggressively promoted virtual physical activity challenges and created a web page full of alternative exercise ideas, as well as an area dedicated to maintaining well-being.