Since 1991, Springfield College has been a proud supporter of the Massachusetts Senior Games hosting the annual event on the campus each summer. The tradition continued during the weekend of July 13-14, 2019, as hundreds of participants took part in a range of events including: track and field, swimming, racquetball, and others.
The Massachusetts Senior Games kindles the Olympic spirit and ignites the flame for thousands of older adults across the Commonwealth giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year.
Once again, current Springfield College Occupational Therapy Associate Professor and Massachusetts Senior Games Board Member Joan Simmons helped lead current Springfield College occupational therapy students in volunteer efforts throughout this year's event demonstrating our Humanics philosophy.
Formed by Springfield College Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Neumann, the Massachusetts Senior Games has been a staple event on the campus for more than 25 years. Neumann was a Springfield College football coach, a Chairman of the National Senior Games Emeritus, and a medical psychotherapist. Professor Neumann helped generations of students, athletes, and senior citizens improve and enrich their lives over his 57 year career as an educator.
Neumann was a World War II veteran, and he received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Springfield College in 1951 and his Master of Education Degree from Springfield College in 1956.