The City and County of Honolulu’s annual “Senior Classic Games” was held on March 22nd at the Hālawa Recreation Center, bringing together 30 senior clubs to compete in four games — Tunnel Vision, Pin Ball, Nine Gates and Peg Ball.

The day was a little cloudy, with soft winds — perfect for 87 teams of seniors ranging in age from 55 to 93 years old. After the competition, score cards were tallied, and medals were presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Senior (55 to 74) and Master (75 and over) divisions. For the past few years, Generations Magazine has paid for all the medals, which are always well received. First-place winners also received a soda-cap ribbon lei made by the founder of the Senior Classic Games, retired Hālawa complex supervisor Herbert Yasuhara.

Punahele Crowell, Sports Specialist for the City and County, said: “I’m just happy that the Senior Classic Games have grown to what it is now. I’m also really pleased that all the seniors came out to get some exercise, have a little friendly competition, and promote wellness. These games are all about them and witnessing how much fun they have and how much they enjoy each other’s company is really something special.”

The next event for senior clubs to compete in is the annual bowling bonanza taking place in October. And throughout the year, clubs are making crafts for their annual Mayor’s Craft and Country Fair in November, which Generations co-sponsors with HMSA. For information on joining a senior club on O‘ahu, please contact Senior Section Coordinator Randy Yasuhara at 808-768-3045.

Above, I am pictured with Herbert and Martha Yasuhara, who never miss this wonderful annual event. The gymnasium was packed with excited active seniors; laughter could be heard from the rafters to the fields. Super fun day!

Above, I am pictured with Herbert and Martha Yasuhara, who never miss this wonderful annual event. The gymnasium was packed with excited active seniors; laughter could be heard from the rafters to the fields. Super fun day!

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