In 1983 N.C. Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 50 years of age and better.
Today, there are over 60,000 participants in 53 Local Games programs that serve all 100 counties across the state.
Senior Games is a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit staying fit, while enjoying the company of friends, family, spectators, and volunteers.
Each spring, thousands of people enjoy participating in a Local Senior Games in North Carolina. The qualifiers are invited to participate each fall in the Senior Games State Finals held in Raleigh. Every two years, the State Finals winners qualify to represent North Carolina at the National Senior Games. State Finals 2018 will be the National Qualifying event in North Carolina for the National Senior Games in 2019 to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June..
Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games/SilverArts is sanctioned by the North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.,
Participants must be a Cherokee or Clay County resident for a minimum of three (3) consecutive months.