Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
Today marks the kick off ceremony for the inaugural Oregon Senior Games. The Oregon Senior Games offer athletes 50 and older an arena to compete for a slot at the National Senior Games, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015. Avamere employees from Bend Transitional Care are proud to be Presenting Sponsors of the games and cheer on the contestants in the sixteen sports categories.
The Oregon Senior Games is officially sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), which is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of the United States Olympic Committee. Prior to 2014, Oregon was one of two states without an official State Senior Games. The NSGA is “dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.” The games are held from June 18-22 in Bend, Oregon.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Oregon Senior Games,” says Everett Austria, Administrator for Bend Transitional Care. “The goal of this event is right in line with the Avamere Family of Companies’ mission to enhance the life of every person we serve.”
2014 Oregon Senior Games sports include:
- Cycling (Road Race)
- Track & Field
- 5k Run/Walk
- Cowboy Action Shooting
- And many more!
About the Avamere Family of Companies
Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies began as a single nursing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Today, the Avamere Family is comprised of 41 Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing facilities, over 6,000 employees, and multiple ancillary healthcare companies that provide services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, home health, and hospice.