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Review for CALIFORNIA STATE SENIOR GAMES FOUNDATION, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of the California Senior Games to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through education, fitness and the spirited competition of sports, while inspiring everyone to embrace health and appreciate and enjoy the value of sports related exercise. 6 olympic-style competitions are held throughout California each year where more than 25 sports competitions are offered.

Almost everyone over 50 can maintain or improve their overall health by staying active. Sports provide the motivation and the comaraderie to make staying fit a fun part of our lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member

Review for Senior Games, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The 2009 National Senior Games were the highlight of our summer. The athletes and their supporters were so full of energy and good cheer that the atmosphere was one of a family celebration. People were also very appreciative of the the many volunteers who made the games a success. I talked with many of the youngest volunteers (high-school age) and I think the experience changed their views on what it is to be a senior and how they will think about sports and athletics as they mature. Just the fact that they had many positive conversations with seniors demonstrated that inter-generational communications can be an effective way to bridge gaps in our culture. The frequent positive feedback from the games organizers made the volunteers feel important and valued. And you got to watch some truly amazing athletes compete. A great experience all around!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Talking with senior athletes and hearing their stories

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic beyond measure. I think everyone had a great time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get many more seniors committed to healthy aging

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & office support, errands, etc.