Beginning this year, the province of B.C. is projected to have – for the first time in history – a majority of citizens aged 55 or older. This segment will drive many aspects of British Columbia’s collective lifestyle and continue to shatter old notions of what it means to age.
It’s a new year and of course, with a new year comes the time honoured tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. How many have you made over the years? Have you planned to get in shape, work out more, lose some weight, perhaps gain some weight, quit smoking, make new friends, do some volunteer work, play and enjoy life more, get involved in something? The solution to achieving many of your resolutions could be as easy as participating in the annual 55+ BC Games.
If you are a B.C. resident 55 and older, you qualify – it’s as simple as that! All you have to do is decide which activity you would like to take part in and away you go. Many of the activities are separated into age categories so the older the better- how often do you hear that these days? The mission of the 55 + BC Games is to improve the health, lifestyle and image of British Columbia’s 55+ population.
Several of the activities such as badminton, bridge, cribbage, darts, five-pin bowling, floor curling, ice curling, ice hockey, pickleball, swimming, table tennis and whist are in full swing during the winter months. Other activities such as archery, cycling, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, slo-pitch,tennis and track and field are more weather-related and the qualifying rounds (if required) are later in the spring.
The 55+ BC Games give you a chance to “Strut your Stuff” and at our age, why not? It’s fun, good for the heart and the soul and gives you an opportunity to demonstrate what it means to be a proud 55+ today.
The 2015 Games will be held Aug. 25-29 in North Vancouver. Check out the website at www.55plusbcgames.org for details on the 2015 Games plus lots of pictures and results from last year’s fun and games in Langley.
– 55+ BC Games