Office for the Aging


Empire State Senior Games Registration is Open!

You are never too old to be healthy—or to get involved in athletic competition. That's the clear message of the Empire State Senior Games.

This year's Senior Games will take place from June 9-16, 2018 in Cortland, New York. New Yorkers ages 50 and older will compete in sport and leisure events like track and field, golf, disc golf, pickleball, horseshoes, tennis, bowling, volleyball, and shuffleboard, among many others. Approximately 1,000 individuals compete at the games each year.

Registration is open for all areas of competition from now until May 1.

Competition in most activities is divided by gender and age group. A competitor's age on December 31, 2018 determines in what group they will compete. Please view the registration booklet for more information.

Most events will be held on the SUNY Cortland campus. The games, which have been held since the early 1980s, attract participants from all over New York State.

If competition is not your style—or you are too young to take part—there is also a wellness fair held during the games. There are social events and dining opportunities, as well, making it a great destination to see the best of the best compete while enjoying the company of friends.

For more information: View the entire list of sports at the games, a full schedule of events, and find out how to register as a competitor on the Empire State Senior Games website.

For additional information or if you have questions about the Empire State Senior Games, please call 1-800-859-2227 or email