Polk County Senior Games announces first NC Senior Games Ambassador

Published 12:54 pm Friday, February 21, 2020

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Helen Lovelace from Tryon, North Carolina, has been chosen by Polk County Senior Games to serve as a North Carolina Senior Games (NCSG) Ambassador. Helen has been a dedicated member of the Polk County Steering Committee since the very beginning and is passionate about what the Senior Games will do for Polk County residents of 50 years of age and better. 

Ambassadors are an elite group of individuals in N.C. who have committed themselves to encouraging others in their community and across our state to stay healthy and live better longer through participation in Senior Games programs. Ambassadors assist their Senior Games Coordinator in recruiting participants and promoting Senior Games. Ambassadors receive state level training in public relations, marketing and Senior Games information. 

Polk County Senior Games is one of 52 sanctioned programs serving all 100 counties.  NCSG is the statewide Senior Olympics program that motivates participants to stay active and healthy. Senior Games offers over 70 athletic and arts events. Senior Games’ approach to wellness is designed to challenge individuals at their own levels. Other programs that are available through NCSG include: SilverArts, celebrating the creative talents of North Carolina’s senior artists and SilverStriders, a national award winning walking program.  

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A Registration Party for Polk County’s Local Games will be held on February 24 at the Polk County Library in Columbus, at 10:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served and Polk County Senior Games staff will be onsite to help with registration and answer questions. For more information regarding Senior Games or getting registered for Polk County’s Local Games, contact the Polk County Senior Games Local Coordinator, Julie Jolley at 828-894-0001 or visit www.ncseniorgames.org.

NCSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 50 years of age and better. NCSG is sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. 


Submitted by Donna Carson