Invacare Corp. Sponsors National Veterans Golden Age Games
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Aug 07, 2015
Invacare Corp. is sponsoring the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 8 through Aug. 12.
In a news announcement, Invacare described the Golden Age Games as the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States “and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older veterans.”
Veterans aged 55 years and older who receive healthcare services through the Veterans Affairs system are eligible to participate in the Golden Age Games. Events to be contested at this year’s Games include air rifle shooting, bowling, cycling, dominoes, golf, horseshoes, nine-ball, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis and track & field. Exhibitions will be given in several other sports, including 3-on-3 basketball, boccia and blind disc golf.
Athletes compete in divisions based on age and disabilities, if applicable.
“Invacare is eager to be part of the National Veterans Golden Age Games again,” said Dean Childers, senior VP/GM of North America. “Seeing these veterans compete and be active is really living the Invacare brand promise – Making Life’s Experiences Possible.”
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.