For the last 24 years, the Macon County Senior Games has been improving the health and well being of the senior community. Each year, the Senior Games holds sporting events for local athletes. For those who are artistic, musically inclined or dramatically gifted, there are opportunities to showcase your talents.
Approximately 200 people compete in the events each year, with 100 people bringing home medals. Macon County’s first place winners are eligible to go to Raleigh and compete in the State finals in September.
As part of the Senior Games’ mission to be good stewards of the community, three years ago organizers decided to start a community project to benefit a local organization in order to give back to the community. Members of the Senior Games elected to take on REACH of Macon County and to plan fundraisers and collections to benefit the organization.