News from May 2018
Jim Eddinger became involved with the MCC Exercise Science program when we first meet at the YMCA where the ES students were volunteering and practicing their assessment skills. In talking with Jim and learning of his excitement and involvement in the NH Senior Games and pickleball we invited Jim to speak in our Physical Activity and Aging class. Jim brought some of his pickleball partners to share their stories of how they became physically active and then proceeded to “school us” in the game of Pickleball. The students loved it and were humbled when an 89-year-old beat them in Pickleball.
From there, our relationship continued to grow with the start of a partnership between the ES club and Jim’s Pickleball group. Jim has been instrumental in fostering this relationship. It is clear that Jim has a passion for exercise, especially Pickleball, which he is excited to share with his peers and our campus community whenever he can. Jim spreads Pickleball knowledge to the students by...Download PDF
News from September 2017
New Hampshire Senior Games steps up in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Bedford, NH: In support of healthy opportunities for area youth, the NH Senior Games is proud to make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester’s Camp Foster in Bedford.
“We are thrilled to support the wonderful work of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester,” said George Tosatti, board chair, 2017 NH Senior Games. “Like our organization, they share a strong focus on support for health and wellness.”
Members of the NH Senior Games Board recently toured the camp and met with campers.
“We greatly appreciate the support of the NH Senior Games,” said Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. “We have been proud to be associated with the games for many years and enjoy hosting their annual table tennis tournament.”
Ms. Fitzpatrick added that the donation would support camper scholarships for those in need as well as for improvements to the camp.
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News from August 2017
2017 NHSG Badminton Tournament features strong performances from area athletes
New London, NH: Hard fought rallies on the singles, doubles and mixed doubles courts highlighted the 2017 New Hampshire Senior Games Annual Badminton Tournament, held recently at Colby-Sawyer College.
“I enjoy all aspects of the sport,” said Wicky Chan of Nashua. The 53-year old plays regularly in a club in Massachusetts and looks for competitive events outside of his regular playing group. “This is a wonderful tournament,” he said. “There are some excellent players here and it’s been fun to meet people and compete.”
Mr. Chan’s doubles partner, Larry Lo of Westwood, MA, shared that he plays for exercise and the competition. “It really is a fun game,” he said. “I like the strategy of the sport. Many times, you are thinking several shots ahead with the goal of getting your opponent out of position so you can win the point.”
Stu Goldstein of Dunbarton picked up Badminton after...READ MORE >
Havenwood-Heritage Heights serving as sponsor of 2017 NH Senior Games and venue sponsor for annual golf tournament at Beaver Meadow Golf Course
Concord, NH: In support of active older adults across the state and region, Havenwood-Heritage Heights has stepped up as a sponsor of the 2017 NH Senior Games
“The games promote a wonderful message which is very much in keeping with our mission at Havenwood,” said Michael A. Palmieri, President and CEO at Havenwood-Heritage Heights. “As an organization always looking to engage our residents in a range of healthy activities, this partnership is a perfect fit!” In addition to sponsoring the games, Havenwood’s donation will support a golfer breakfast prior to the annual NHSG Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, August 30 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course.
Mr. Palmieri has competed in Senior Games event in the past and is encouraging both residents and employees to participate this year. “We also work to foster an environment of health...READ MORE >
2017 NHSG Pickleball Field Largest Ever
Manchester, NH: Over 150 pickleball players from throughout NH, New England and the Northeast competed in the 2017 NH Senior Games Pickleball Tournament held recently at the Executive Health and Sports Center.
“This was our largest field in the history of our games and likely one of the larger tournaments ever in New Hampshire,” said Walt Hooker, event director. “Over the three-day period, we had 386 matches played by 154 players on 10 courts. We also provided two practice courts.”
2017 NH Senior Games Pickleball Tournament Medalists included:
Female category (singles)
- 50-54 age group
- Gold Medal: Julie Bosch, Beverly, MA; Silver Medal: Beth Atkinson, Townsend, MA
- 55-59 age group
- Gold Medal: Sherry Scheer, Windsor, MA; Silver Medal: Kathy Paganis, Nashua, NH; Bronze Medal: Margaret Berg, Litchfield, NH
- 60-64 age group
- Gold Medal: Barbara Marketz, Fairfield, CT
- 65-69 age group
- Gold Medal: Margo...
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