The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

June 7, 2012

Seniors Got Game

Seniors Got Game

FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
Judith L. Moss

TARBORO — To the Editor:

As the month of May has drawn to a close, many local seniors reflect on the activities that focused on us during the month.

May kicked off with the two weeks of the Down East Senior Games. Three hundred thirty seniors 55 years old and better from Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties competed in a number of sports and arts events. Thirty-four Tarboro and Pinetops residents qualified to compete this fall in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals by placing first, second or third in events including bowling, billiards, track and field events, performing, visual, literary and heritage arts, corn hole toss, bocce, and many others. These are some of the seniors who live up to the DESG slogan — “We Still Got Game!”.

On May 18, E. L. Roberson Center was the site of the annual May Day Celebration in observance of Older Americans Month. The event was sponsored by the Roberson Center, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, and the Department of Social Services with 97 seniors in attendance. The 2012 theme is “Never Too Old to Play” and the Roberson Center grounds were filled with seniors enjoying games of croquet, shuffleboard, corn hole toss, and horseshoes. Vendors shared information about their services as music was provided by radio station WLHC-FM. An exhibit showcased the art and crafts of local seniors. Lunch was provided by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

Congratulations to the seniors who were participants in these events. You have shown that seniors are not too old to play and that we still got game! We hope you and many others will join the fun next May.

Judith L. Moss

Tarboro