Intergenerational Games bring all ages together to encourage physical activity, impart information about nutrition and healthy behaviors, and foster intergenerational relationships among seniors and children through an inspiring half day of fun and fitness. The Intergenerational Games were created as an innovative approach to address health and social issues in the community, such as the alarming rate of overweight youth, which exceeds 25 percent, and the high rate of seniors diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease. Active older adults serve as role models for youth and help to dispel stereotypes regarding the abilities of older adults. The event helps participants develop respect for the strengths, abilities, and challenges of each generation. Intergenerational Games take place annually in the South, Central, East and North regions of the County.
For more information about participating in upcoming Intergenerational Games throughout the county, call (858) 495-5769.