Senior Olympics can be a team sport too!
The Montana Senior Olympics is an Olympic-style sports festival for men and women who are at least 50 years of age for all events except skiing (special age group for 45 - 49).
The Montana Senior Olympics offers opportunities to compete for medals in 2 winter sports and 13 summer sports. Please join us for athletic/recreational games focusing on fellowship in a fun, scenic, and exciting environment.
There are no residency requirements as you compete in 15 activities in 10 age categories. Medals are awarded (gold, silver and bronze) in all age categories.
Physical activity can improve quality of life in many ways for people of all ages. Active lifestyles provide older persons with regular occasions to make new friendships, maintain social networks, and interact with other people of all ages. Improved flexibility, balance, and muscle tone can help prevent falls – a major cause of disability among older people. It has been found that the prevalence of mental illness is lower among people who are physically active.
The benefits of physical activity can be enjoyed even if regular practice starts late in life. While being active from an early age can help prevent many diseases, regular movement and activity can also help relieve the disability and pain associated with common diseases among older people including arthritis, osteoporosis, and hypertension.
Our winner of the Outstanding Senior Athlete of the year in 2014 is Don Jelinek of Great Falls. He is a long time MSO Board member and former chairman. He competes in running, swimming and other sports.