Delaware Senior Olympics

Senior Group Challenge

Senior Group Challenge, (SGC), is a free program of the Delaware Senior Olympics, (DSO).

Its purpose is to encourage as many seniors as possible to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and exercise.

Any organized group of seniors is welcomed into the program. Examples of organized groups would be: Senior Centers, Community Organizations, Retirement Communities, Church groups, etc.

DSO provides a structure whereby groups compete for recognition in a year long competition. The Program year runs from November 1 through October 31. Groups score points when their members meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and/or participate in other Senior Olympic Activities. The group scoring the greatest number of points will be the winner and will be honored at an appropriate DSO Function.

Participants in the program may exercise both individually at their own time, place, and pace, and/or may participate in planned group activities such as a group hike or trip to the bowling alley, etc. Individual participants record activities, and file monthly reports with the Group Captain, who makes a monthly summary report to the Delaware Senior Olympics.

If your group would like more information about joining the DSO Senior Group Challenge, please contact:

DSO Senior Group Challenge Program Chair: Peggy Olivero - 302-388-2705

DSO Senior Group Challenge Program Coordinator: (The DSO Office Manager) at 302-736-5698 or (toll free) 888-881-6128

Related Documents:


SGC_ClassificationTable from the Department of Health and Human Services

Captains Sample Monthly Report

Be Active Your Way


Delaware Easy Striders

The Delaware Easy Striders take a Sunday morning hike in one of the area’s parks or preserves each week.

Easy Striders - Walk Delaware & Senior Group Challenge
Easy Striders - Walk Delaware & Senior Group Challenge

es2Pete Gisler heads the Easy Striders and has organized several hikes at Cape Henlopen and Trap Pond state parks, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and other great spots.

Pete says “We want everyone to come out and enjoy the ‘fresh air and friendly people.’ It’s a great way to socialize and stay healthy.” The Easy Striders participate in the Delaware Senior Olympics DSO) Walk Delaware Program and the Delaware Senior Olympics Senior Group Challenge

The hikes range from 3 to 6 miles at an easy pace. Visit the Easy Striders website.

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