January 14th, 2014
Welcome to the Games for Life 2014.
Below are the dates for each city’s games.
San Antonio – March 29, 2014
Austin – April 12, 2014
This incredible competition for residents of long term care continues to be one of CASACA’s most anticipated events.
Last year (2013) was the 31st Anniversary of the Austin Games for Life and we’re proud to say that it was our largest ever event. We had over 500 residents representing 29 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Every event was filled to capacity. We had 24 teams battling it out for the coveted Volleyball trophy. Over 50 residents vied to win the Spelling competition.
We can’t wait to see what this year holds for both Austin and the San Antonio Games, which is now in its fourth year and attracting a lot of attention.
As always, the success of the Games is heavily dependent on the support of our sponsors and volunteers. The Games is funded solely by CASACA members, registration fees and the generosity of our sponsors. Please consider pledging your support, as either a business or individual. We offer a great package of benefits in return. We have lots of volunteer positions available and are now actively recruiting. If you are able to help in either capacity, please sign up today!
In the meantime, take a moment to watch our short promotional video from the 2010 Games.
The Fun has just Begun!
Games for Life: A CASACA Event from Chase Casanova on Vimeo.
Official 2013 Games for Life – Austin Results
April 24th, 2013
Well, it was close and the scores have all been tallied! Here are the results you have been waiting for…
We have listed only the top ten finishers. They are as follows:
- 2013 Games for Life Champion: Heritage Park
- 2nd: Windsor Duval
- 3rd: Buckner Villas
- 4th: Trinity Care Center
- 5th: Gracy Woods II
- 6th: Retirement and Nursing Center
- 7th: Elmcroft
- 8th: Marbridge Villa
- 9th: Monte Siesta
- 10th: Gracy Woods I
- 2013 Games for Life Volleyball Champion: Trinity Care Center
- 2nd: Gracy Woods I
- 3rd: TIE Park Place Care Center & Gracy Woods II
Special Award Winners (First Place Finishers listed only)
- Banner: Legend Oaks
- Spirit: Heritage Park
- Creativity: Elmcroft
- Sportsmanship: Heritage Park
- Teamwork: Marbridge Villa
Staff Races (First Place Finishers listed only)
- Administrator: Trinity Care Center
- Activity Professional: Gracy Woods II
- Support Staff: Gracy Woods II
Congratulations to all of the teams who competed this year! The competition was fierce! 29 Teams – 500 plus residents and over 1000 total spectators and volunteers. Amazing!!!
Top 5 Finishers for Games for Life- San Antonio 2013
April 24th, 2013
The results are in! The following facilities finished in the top 5 slots for total points
1st: Trisun Windcrest
2nd: Golden Estates
3rd: Princeton Place
4th: Trisun Wurzbach
5th: Mesa Vista
1st: Golden Estates
2nd: Regent Care- Oakwell Farms
3rd: Princeton Place
Banner: Golden Estates
Spirit: Princeton Place
Creativity: Regent Care- Oakwell Farms
Sportsmanship: Trisun Wurzbach
Teamwork: Pecan Valley
Administrator: Mesa Vista
Activity Professional:Golden Estates
Support Staff: Trisun Windcrest
Congratulations to all of the facilities that participated in the Games for Life this year! Hope to see you all there next year to help make it the best year yet!
How to get to the Recreational Sports Center
March 20th, 2012
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We are able to offer free parking in Lot 80 which is just behind the School of Social Work on campus. An area will be reserved for facility buses and vans and the remaining spaces will be available on a first come basis. There are no other free lots. Pay Parking is available in the Manor and Trinity Garages.
Please note: Dependent on the size of vehicle you are transporting your residents in, you will be sent instructions for your drop-off point. If you have not received your instructions prior to Friday 11 April, please contact Donna Shelton at 512 422-9123.
If you are dropping off a participant in your car or small van, we recommend you exit IH-35 at the MLK Exit. Then continue West on MLK and take a right on Trinity (this becomes San Jacinto). Participants can unload at the corner of 20 1/2 street or on the sidewalk of San Jacinto in front of the Rec Center and just past the guard station. Please do not stop in the bus stop area.
Continue reading How to get to the Recreational Sports Center »
Games for Life featured on KXAN
March 19th, 2012
More great coverage on the training for the 2012 Games for Life. Let the Games begin!
You can watch the video here: Nursing home residents prepare to play: kxan.com
First-time competitor? No problem for 93 year-old resident
March 5th, 2012
Everett and Betty Cole have been married for 73 years. They have been husband and wife; best friends; parents; grandparents and great-grandparents. Now they are about to become team mates in one of the country’s largest competitive events for nursing home residents. Continue reading First-time competitor? No problem for 93 year-old resident »