2009 Summer National Senior Games

The 2009 National Summer Senior Games were held in the San Francisco Bay area, with the hub of the event at the Stanford University campus.

These Games carried the theme: Long Live the Challenge. The competitive events include archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, race walk, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, triathlon and volleyball. Athletes, who must be aged 50 or older to compete in the Senior Games, advance to the National Games by first doing well in local games and then at the state level.

Dedicated to healthy aging

Olympian Peggy Fleming has a passion for graceful aging, both personally and through her work on the Olympians' Competition Advisory Committee to the 2009 Summer National Senior Games. As sponsor of those games, Humana shares Peggy's passion and is proud to work with her in select markets to promote healthy aging and salute senior athletes.

Peggy's bio
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Inspiring Senior Games stories

Humana chairman leads by example

Humana's chairman David Jones, Jr. leads by example as he prepares to compete this summer in the 2009 Senior Games triathlon.

David Jr.'s story
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Humana members up for the Challenge

Inspiring examples from a few Humana Members who qualified and are participating in the 2009 Summer National Senior Games

Frances F. from Joppa, Maryland

Her family raises Palomino ponies. She has six children and seven grandchildren. But that's not all. She's a Humana member with amazing perseverance. At 73, she's competed in the past three Senior Games!

Right after the last Senior Games Competition two years ago, Frances had surgery for pancreatic cancer. How did she cope with her chemo therapy and radiation treatments? By hitting tennis balls with her doubles partner!

And, she qualified once AGAIN for the Senior Games in 2009!

Ray L. from Dunedin, Florida

Ray is a Humana member with perseverance. He's 71, and a four-time gold medalist who's competed in the Senior Games since 1995. Ray says he's been fortunate all his life to be ailment free — except for some old knees. What's his health secret? Well, he's been perfecting his game since he was eight years old!

For more than six decades, competitive table tennis has helped Ray stay active and healthy. That's right — ping pong! In 2009, he was scheduled to compete in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.