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The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

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Agent of lifestyle change: Dr. Andrew Weil sows health for the whole person by Colin Milner-5340

Agent of lifestyle change: Dr. Andrew Weil sows health for the whole person by Colin Milner

No one can deny Dr. Andrew Weil’s bold views or his real impact when it comes to a more holistic approach to health at all ages. Known as the "father of integrative medicine," this renowned physician and author discusses eating for health, aging well, and transforming healthcare. He stresses the need for "a culture of health," as well as promoting health and preventing disease.

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Active Aging Week 2014 hosted many adventures-5256

Active Aging Week 2014 hosted many adventures

The theme for Active Aging Week 2014, "Let the adventure begin," proved to be a kick-starter for the resourceful hosts and engaged older adults who joined in the weeklong observance. Held each year during the last week of September, Active Aging Week helps spread the message that adults ages 50 and older are fully participating members of society, while promoting the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle. And spread the message they did.

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Age-Tastic! New board game engages older adults in health and wellness education by Marilynn Larkin, MA-4964

Age-Tastic! New board game engages older adults in health and wellness education by Marilynn Larkin, MA

“Serious” games--defined as “games that do not have entertainment, enjoyment or fun as their primary purpose”--have been getting serious consideration over the past decade. Many serious games take advantage of computer technology and the Internet. But innovators at the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) took “a tried-and-true approach” to engaging and educating older adults: They created a board game.

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Billie Jean King rallies support for active aging by Colin Milner-4687

Billie Jean King rallies support for active aging by Colin Milner

American icon, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, social justice advocate, tennis champion and Olympic delegate—these are but a few of the honors and titles given to Billie Jean King over her lifetime. Yet, today I am meeting Billie Jean King, Active Aging Ambassador for Atria Senior Living. And I am here to learn how King is set to help shift perceptions of aging.

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A sense of discovery highlights Active Aging Week 2013-4464

A sense of discovery highlights Active Aging Week 2013

A community is a group of people who have the same interests, or who are located in the same geographic area. A community also is a fellowship of people, united by shared beliefs and values. All these meanings intertwined in 2013 during Active Aging Week®, the annual health promotion event led by the International Council on Active Aging®.

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Exergamers Wellness Clubs: boosting physical activity, socialization and quality of life for older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA-1501

Exergamers Wellness Clubs: boosting physical activity, socialization and quality of life for older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Recognition of the benefits of play for older adults continues to grow, as does momentum for ways to facilitate it. In the May/June 2012 issue of the Journal on Active Aging®, we explored the emerging trend of older-adult playgrounds. In this article, we delve into a pilot program aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people in Los Angeles, California, through “exergames”—video games that involve sports and exercise—and other components.

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