The Northwest La. District Senior Olympics picks up speed in its 2017 renewal today. In the remainder of the month of April, there will be 10 events, starting today (April 5) with table games competition at the Bossier Council on Aging.
This year the card games of Skipbo and Phase 10 will be joined by a newcomer—Mexican Train Dominoes. Then on Friday (April 7) dominoes competition will begin at 9 a.m. at the NW La. War Veterans home on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway.
The District prides itself on offering activities that help keep seniors mentally sharp as well as physically toned. Coordinator Ronny Comstock points out that there will be a chess tournament on April 26.
Here is the district schedule through the month of April:
Wednesday, April 5—Table Games, 9 a.m. (Skipbo, Phase 10, Mexican Train Dominoes) at Bossier Council on Aging, 706 Bearkat Dr. Bossier City.
Friday, April 7—Dominos, 9 a.m. NW La. War Veterans Home, Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City.
Tuesday, April 18—Shuffleboard Singles 8 a.m. Bill Cockrell Community Center, 4109 Pines Rd., Shreveport.
Wednesday, April 19—Shuffleboard Doubles 8 a.m. Bill Cockrell Community Center, 4109 Pines Rd., Shreveport.
Thursday, April 20—Table Tennis, 5:30 p.m. Bossier Recreation Offices, 3223 Old Shed Road., Bossier City.
Saturday, April 22—Accuracy Throws, 9 a.m. Knights of Columbus Bossier Hall, 5400 E. Texas, Bossier City
Monday, April 24–8-Ball Pool 9 a.m., Randal T. Moore Senior Center, 3101 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport.
Wednesday, April 26—Chess, Noon, Randle T. Moore Senior Center, 3101 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport.
Thursday, April 27—Marksmanship, 1 p.m., 22 rifles and pistols, Shooters USA, 357 Magnum Drive, Bossier City.
Saturday, April 29—Track and Field, 8:30 a.m. , Airline High School, Viking Drive, Bossier City.