Activities

Senior Games and SilverArts

May 2020 - COVID-19 Senior Games & SilverArts Update

Dear Senior Games and SilverArts Participants,

As we considered the 2020 Senior Games and SilverArts competition, we examined local conditions (current and projected), consulted with Public Health, met several times (virtually) with our Senior Games and SilverArts Steering Committee, and explored options with NC Senior Games. Beyond the risk of COVID-19 exposure for participants and volunteers, we also took into account the uncertain availability of various venues and the summer heat.

Just recently, NC Senior Games issued a statement to all Local Games Coordinators across the state encouraging the cancellation of the 2020 Local Senior Games, including sports, group events, and in-person SilverArts competition. They also, though, supported the idea of hosting SilverArts virtually. Participants’ safety of their utmost concern—one that we share.

With all of this in mind, we are canceling our 2020 local sporting events but will be offering the arts competition virtually. 

We will send out additional information soon to those who have registered for SilverArts. The idea is to post on the Council’s social media pictures of the artwork entered for Heritage and Visual Arts, copies of the Literary Arts pieces, and recordings of the Performing Arts (individual performances only) for the judges and the general public to vote during the month of June. Please support the artists by voting, when this is available.


Thank you for your understanding and patience! Stay safe and let us know if we can assist in any way.
Sincerely,

Liz Lahti
Chatham County Senior Games Coordinator

Thank you, 2020 Sponsors!

2020 Senior Games & SilverArts Sponsors

2020 Friends of Senior Games

Enter your text here...

Enter your text here...

Enter your text here...

Enter your text here...

Official Senior Games Sports

Official SilverArts Categories

Golf                
Football Throw
Softball Throw
Cornhole          
Tennis
Table Tennis
Disc Golf

Archery
Basketball Shoot
Bowling
Cycling
Track and Field
Fun Walk
Swimming
Bocce
Croquet
Horseshoes
Pickleball

Heritage Arts

Basket Weaving
Crocheting
Jewelry
Knitting
Needlework
Pottery (throw and hand-built)
Quilting (hand-stitched and machine-stitched)
Stained Glass
Tole/Decorative Painting
Weaving
Woodcarving
Woodturning
Woodworking

Literary Arts

Essays (non autobiographical)
Life Experiences
(autobiographical)
Poems
Short Stories (fictional)

Performing Arts

Comedy/Drama
Dance
Line Dance
Instrumental
Vocal
Cheerleading

Visual Arts

Acrylics
Drawing
Mixed Media
Oil
Pastels
Photography
Sculpture
Watercolor

The Senior Games wellness and prevention program seeks to keep the body, mind and spirit fit while also fostering enjoyment with friends, family, spectators and volunteers. Seniors age 50 or better are eligible to participate. Call Liz Lahti, Chatham Senior Games, Local Coordinator, 919-542-4512 ext. 228 or liz.lahti@chathamcoa.org.


Prior Games Photo Gallery

Senior Games, 2008

Senior Games, 2016