Senior Games

Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 50 plus. Activities include sports and games competitions/tournaments, social activities, and the SilverArts - including visual, heritage (wood working, basket weaving, ceramic glass and etc), as well as local and state competitions.

For more information about the Orange County Senior Games, contact Dana Hughes, Orange County Senior Games Coordinator, at 919-918-7372. 

To register online for the OC Senior Games, visit click on the Orange County Senior Games logo to register for the local games. 


Aging Well; Living Well...Keeping Active!

Kick-Off Event for Artists & Athletes (SilverArts Opening): April 13, 2023, 4:30 pm at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough

Sports Events and SilverArts: April 17 - May 10, 2023

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Something for everyone 50 years and better!

Orange County Senior Games (OCSG) is much more than a friendly competition in athletics and arts. Participate, stay active, renew old skills, learn new ones and exercise a positive outlook on life. You can choose from numerous athletic events or Silver Arts.

Early Bird Fee: (fee to be announced) if received on or before Friday, March 3

Fee: (fee to be announced) Must be received by the final deadline, Friday, March 24, 2023. (SilverArts registration deadlines are the same as for Athletic events.) 

Cost includes: Registration Fees (Sporting Events & SilverArts), participant gift, medals, SilverArts performance and reception and closing celebration event.

Celebration of Artists and Athletes • Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 4:30 pm
Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough, NC
No additional cost for registered participants of the Senior Games

For more information and registration form, contact: Lee Schimmelfing or Dana Hughes; (919) 918-7372.

Register for the 2023 Orange County Senior Games:

  • Download, complete and return your registration form and fee to: Orange County Senior Games / Passmore Center, P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278 
  • Pick up a hard copy registration form, schedule and entry packet at the Passmore Center, Seymour Center, Carrboro Recreation & Parks, Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation, Orange County Parks & Recreation after Feb. 1, 2023
  • To register online visit, click on the Orange County Senior Games logo to register for the local games. 

For more information and registration form, contactLee Schimmelfing at or Dana Hughes, 919-918-7372, or

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  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Throw
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Bocce



  • Basket-Weaving
  • Crocheting, Knitting
  • General Fiber Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting
  • Pottery (hand-built and thrown)
  • Needlework
  • Quilting (hand-stitched)
  • Stained glass
  • Tole/Decorative Painting
  • Weaving
  • Wood Carving, 
  • Wood-turning
  • Woodworking

  • Bowling
  • Cornhole
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes


  • Cheerleading
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Instrumental
  • Line Dance
  • Vocals

  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field


  • Acrylics
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Pastels
  • Photography (Digital and Film)
  • Sculpture
  • Water Color

About the Orange County Senior Games

Orange County Senior Games are coordinated by Orange County Department on Aging and the Recreation and Parks Departments of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. They are part of the North Carolina Senior Games, a year-round health promotion program for adults ages 50 plus. Each spring, thousands of North Carolinians compete at local events. Winners of local events move on to compete at the state-level and those winners then go on to compete nationally. For more information about NC Senior Games, visit North Carolina Senior Games.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day Celebration: Every year, on the last Wednesday in May, the Department on Aging hosts activities in honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

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