Senior Games: Never Too Old to Go for Gold


They may be older than your average Olympian, but that’s not holding back these participants of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games. Watch as they speed around the track and go for the gold. 

The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games, offered by the City of Reno and title sponsor Senior Care Plus, is an event dedicated to promoting fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and over. This year’s event was held Jan. 28 to Feb. 14 and included skiing, bowling, card games, ice hockey, basketball and other sports.

Five Hometown Health employees were among those who competed this year.

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The “Hometown Health Hotrodders” raced around the track during a go-kart competition at Need 2 Speed in Reno.

The seniors were warned there’s no bumping allowed and they must move out of the way if someone is moving faster on the course. The go-karts can reach up to 45 miles-per-hour.

“I’m getting some pointers from someone who’s been here a few times,” says Brian Howell, Hometown Health senior business systems analyst. “There’s a map that shows you the best path to take, so we’ll see how I do.”

Howell did well and brought home a medal.