Senior Games slated for June 18 at Betts

The annual Senior Games of Warren and Forest counties, sponsored by Experience, Inc., the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Eldercare Council, will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at the DeFrees Pavilion by the tennis courts at Betts Park.

Sue Himes, director of Community Development for the Allegheny Community Center and RSVP, said there is a $3 fee for entering the games and a picnic lunch. “It’s a good deal,” she said, adding that there will also be live entertainment.

Participants may pre-register by picking up a form at local senior centers, or online at, or at 9 a.m. at the DeFrees Pavilion on the day of the games.

There will be three age groups, 55-67, 68-77 and 78 or over. Games include a half-mile and one-mile walk at 9:45 a.m.; and table shuffleboard, corn hole, softball toss, goofy golf, jarts, frisbee toss, ring toss, croquet and golf putting at 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Competitors may play as many games for fun as they wish, however they may only compete for scoring in three games.

Additionally, people may sign up just for lunch and watch the games. Should there be inclement weather, the games will be held at the ACC on Clark Street, and the games will be modified, according to Himes.

Seating at the DeFrees Pavilion is limited, so people should bring their own lawn chairs.