August 25, 2009
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!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen an increase in understanding and appreciation between generations.
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
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & office support, errands, etc.