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Participate in the Senior Veterans Games

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On Apr. 2, the VA will start accepting applications for the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 3-8.

If you are a veteran who is at least 55 and eligible for VA health care you can participate in the games.

Applications will be accepted online from Apr. 2  - May 2.

You can submit an application online at

“The Golden Age Games empower our nation’s senior veterans to lead active, healthy lives,” said VA Secretary David Shulkin. “After more than a week of competition, many participants have boasted of an overall improvement to their quality of life and a rejuvenation to stay active and fit.”      

This year, nearly 800 senior veteran-athletes are expected to compete in the national multi-sport competition. The purpose of the games is to encourage senior veterans to make physical activity a central part of their lives, and to support VA’s comprehensive recreation and rehabilitation therapy programs.

You could compete in events like air rifle, badminton, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, cycling, blind disc golf, golf, horseshoes, nine ball, pickleball, powerwalk, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis and track and field. Exhibition events include air pistol, archery and floorball. 

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