General Information

North Carolina Senior Games began in 1983 with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and wellness education program for adults 55 years of age and better (the age is now 50+). Now there are 52 local Senior Games locations, serving all 100 counties in North Carolina! 

Polk County Senior Games and SilverArts is organized by Polk County Senior Services and is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games. Participants who qualify in their Local Games are invited to participate in State Finals in the Fall. Each 2 years, State Finals qualifiers get the opportunity to represent North Carolina at National Senior Games.

Come and see why thousands of senior adults participate across the state! Join Polk County Senior Games for Fun-Fitness-Family-Friends-Fellowship!

Polk County Senior Games & SilverArts 2021

Registration is open! Get the registration packet and Games details HERE

This year, registration is free and includes:

  • Entry into as many sports and/or SilverArts categories that you would like
  • This year’s Local Games T-shirt
  • An opportunity to attend State Finals in the Fall

Registration deadline for Sports- April 22

Registration deadline for SilverArts- May 9

Game Dates- May 1-June 11

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in Polk County Senior Games, one must be 50 years of age or better. Age categories for athletic events are determined by the participant’s age on December 31, 2020. Men and Women compete in separate categories in the following 5-year increments: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

While Polk County accepts participants from out-of-state, on a case-by-case basis, in order to participate in State Finals, participants must reside in North Carolina.

COVID-19 Update

This year, Polk County Local Games will operate on hybrid schedule, meaning that some events will be offered in-person, while others will be offered virtually.

This year, every sports participant who registers in their local game, and completes their sport, will be invited to participate in this year’s State Finals. SilverArts qualifications will remain the same.
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Senior Games/Silver Arts registration packet

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