IT TAKES A STATEWIDE EFFORT TO KEEP NM SENIORS HEALTHY
Local Coordinators Advocating Health as a Lifestyle – not a Fad
New Mexico Senior Olympics oversees health promotion activities statewide year-round; as well as annually hosting the State Games; which will be this year, June 3rd – 6th in Roswell.
NM Senior Olympics Board and Local Coordinators have long held the belief that being healthy must become a year-round lifestyle, especially as we age. From 2000 to 2025, New Mexico’s population of persons age 65 and older is projected to double from 206,000 to 441,000. By the year 2030, New Mexico will rank fourth in the nation in percentage of population age 65 and older; currently New Mexico is thirty-ninth.
In Silver City, Mario Quintana is more than a NMSO local coordinator; at the 2014 State Games, Quintana was named outstanding Golden Male Athlete. Golden athletes are selected for their contribution to their fellow seniors and personal accomplishments in their respective community; being nominated by their peers. Quintana has been a lifelong resident of Silver City, participating in softball/baseball leagues for the past ten years. Quintana has been a dedicated and inspiring coach for over 20 years as well as a community volunteer in the softball/baseball leagues. His dedication to encouraging seniors to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, lead Quintana to volunteer as the local coordinator for the past 4 years.
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New Mexico Senior Olympics, Inc. is funded in part by the N M Aging and Long Term Services Department for health promotion activities. NMSO is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Roswell, New Mexico and Cecilia Acosta is the Executive Director. Contributing partners include City of Roswell, Amerigroup, Chaves County RSVP, Roswell Daily Record, and SONIC.