The BC 55+ games are organized by the BC Senior Games Society. The main aim of the society is to make sure that the health and lifestyle of the all the 55+ age citizens of the province are improved by indulging these individuals in games and other physical activities. The social life of such elderly citizens is taken to the next level with these games. The best part of the games is that it allows the participants to showcase their skills in different gaming areas. The community awareness is also spread by the gaming society to make sure that they get the best out of such individuals. The main aim of the society is to make sure that the 55+ age citizens are made active and productive part of the society. The health and social benefits of the games are also highly engaging and therefore the participants from all over BC get themselves registered for this awesome event.
The qualifying rounds of the games will be held in New Brunswick. The normal or the first time participants will also be eligible to come into action. The society, however, gives the preference to the medal winners so that the level and the quality of the gaming can be maintained. The qualifying rounds are not only for this series but the medal winners of this season will also take part in Canada 55+ games and Brampton Games as well. The record of the society is awesome and the last batch which was sent to the Canada 55+ games won 15 medals in total.
The 55+ BC games are sponsored by all large brands of the country and according to the sponsors it is their corporate and social responsibility to sponsor such events. There are three major sponsors of the games this season. Air Canada is the first sponsor which will be providing the travelers to the 55+ BC games special discounts and offers. This year the 55+BC games will be held in Kimberley/Cranbrook and next year i.e. in 2019 the games will be held in Kelowna. Rio Tinto is the second important sponsor of the game which will be providing the games with all the medals they need for the participants.
It is highly advised to all the participants to visit the official website of 55+ BC games and get to know more about the rules which are related to different gaming events. The PDF can also be downloaded to make sure that the rules are studied thoroughly. There are 25 events in total which will take place and the participants will compete for the medal and 55+ Canada games. Some rules are revised and therefore it is highly advised to all to go through the rules to avoid any problem.
The Bottom Line
The 55+ citizens of BC should make sure that the events are at least witnessed as a participant. It will make sure that for the next year new individuals become ready and fresh participation is fostered.
The health and fitness of seniors in Canada are receiving a boost thanks to the efforts of some organizations. They have come up with plans to help the seniors lead a better and improved life without getting stuck with the ill consequences of a sedentary lifestyle that generally develops with old age.
Delta Gymnastics: What Is It?
One such initiative recently caught the headlines and involves a gymnastics club from Ladner. Delta Gymnastics has begun a unique program to keep the seniors active and healthy who become a part of the Legend’s team. The initiative targets seniors of age 50 and over and provides them a safe and thought out the environment to take part in enjoyable and constructive social activities. The main objective is to promote fitness and activity among the old population which is the key to a better quality life, according to Ana Arciniega, executive director of Delta Gymnastics.
How Do They Help?
The team makes sure that they provide the seniors every kind of support they need to attain functional fitness which can lead to a prolonged healthy life, improved psychological activity, and better lifestyle. Carlene Lewall, who is a part of the Gymnaestrada team and a loyal member, found the sessions to improve her balance and take part in activities with her grandchildren. The physiotherapist of another senior member Patti White found that her back and core was strengthened after becoming a part of the initiative.
Delta Gymnastics has been able to help out a number of seniors with their program through forms like Gymnaestrada, which blends gymnastics, dance, and acrobatics. It is a non-competitive form of gymnastics and participants focus on individual performance which makes it enjoyable. The club also has the Gymnaestrada team who are set to take part in the National Gymnaestrada in Richmond Oval in July next year. The final aim is to make their way to represent Canada nationally in the 2019 Austria World Gymnaestrada.
How Did It Help?
Delta Gymnastics was able to carry out this initiative with the help of Canada’s New Horizons Seniors Program Grant. The grant is meant for community-based projects which involve seniors and enables them to bring a change in the life of others. Initiatives which promote the overall well-being of the senior population and help them in leading a better life through approaches like community involvement qualify for federal funding upon fulfilling certain requirements. Through the funding, organizations can receive up to $25,000 each year for projects based in pan-Canadian regions.
A better life is only possible for the seniors when they are allowed to take part in meaningful activities related to their health and community. Canada needs more of such initiatives following the lead of Delta Gymnastics to keep its senior population fit and healthy.