2018 Choctaw Senior Day a Success
DURANT, OK – Good weather, good food and good fun made for a good turnout at the 2018 Choctaw Senior Day. More than 1,000 tribal elders showed up Wednesday, May 16 at the Events Center in Durant. The seniors, whom all participate at their local Choctaw Community Centers, came from across the 10-and-a-half counties of southeastern Oklahoma.
A Senior Day is a regular event for the Choctaw Nation during national Older Americans Month. “Engage at Every Age” was the theme at the 33rd Annual Senior Day hosted by Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority.
More than 30 programs of the Choctaw Nation filled gift bags and provided information on health and wellness, transportation, agriculture, and other services, as tribal employees assisted with the event. Award-winning individuals and teams of the previous year were recognized, and a gospel singing competition held. Native Praise Choir of Tulsa provided the entertainment.
Photos by Charles Clark / Choctaw Nation
Chief Gary Batton visits with tribal elders Wednesday, May 16 at the 33d Annual Senior Day hosted by Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority.
The Choctaw Tribal Council is on hand to answer questions and assist with door prize presentations for their various districts.
Chair volleyball is proving to be popular with seniors at all of the Choctaw Wellness Centers. Some opted to play a pick-up game rather than eat lunch at the Senior Day.
Choctaw royalty leads contestants through tables of diners during the Parade of Regalia.
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third largest Indian Nation in the United States with close to 200,000 tribal members and 10,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historical boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage, and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.