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In this issue of Generation Boomer we salute May honoring Older Americans Month. This year’s theme “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” highlights the benefits of maintaining health while aging into the Golden Years.
Focusing on wellness, there will be numerous activities for Boomers to engage in and make new friends. To learn about the events and programs, contact the City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department or Washoe County Senior Services for the Older Americans Month Activities Program. (775-334- 2262 or 775-328-2575.)
Northern Nevada is an ideal setting for sports and recreational activities. Coming in August, the City of Reno will host the Reno- Tahoe Senior Games for people 50+. The games offer participants several individual and team competitions. Boomers and seniors compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals!
Activities for the Reno- Tahoe Senior Games are varied and fun. They include: Table Tennis, Baggo, Archery - Wasting Arrows, Pickleball, Badminton, Basketball Skills, Beanbag Baseball, Billiards 8 Ball, BlackJack, Checkers, Croquet, Darts, Fishing, Go Kart, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Speed Golf, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, and Walk Race.
The Senior Games are a great opportunity for Boomer athletes of all levels, causal and die hards, to compete! Everyone participating in the Senior Games come away a winner. Registration is underway now; the games run August 4-9.
Contact Alan Roney at 775-657-4644 or visit www.reno.gov/seniorgames. Remember your “Never too Old for Gold.”
This issue of Generation Boomer also explores places to visit that are interesting and fun. Death Valley is beautiful in spring, and there is no better time than now to pay the Death Valley National Park a visit. The park is in full bloom with wild flowers, yet the Dante’s peak and Manley Beacon offer breathtaking views.
The Fess Parker Vineyard is just a short jot into the Golden State and not only provides wine tasting, but has an Inn & Spa Resort to stay (www.fessparkerinn.com).
For those that want a cruise getaway, Holland America has great trips destinations and while at sea there are many things to do onboard. On the trip, “Dancing With the Stars: At Sea,” people meet the dancers and stars of the TV hit show.
Generation Boomer, a magazine for Nevadans 45 years of age and older, can be found in more than 300 locations throughout Reno, Sparks, and Carson City.
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