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Active Aging Week 2016: explore the possibilities-5625

Active Aging Week 2016: explore the possibilities

Experiences that help people to grow, learn, improve their health and discover meaningful new interests are part of a vibrant, active lifestyle-and Active Aging Week. A health promotion campaign that celebrates the positivity of aging and living well, Active Aging Week features a bounty of fun, educational events and activities offered by local hosts in a welcoming atmosphere. In 2015, an estimated 3,000-plus organizations in six countries hosted participants for a week of adventure. This year’s campaign encourages hosts and participants to "Explore the possibilities" to grow and live well that each day brings.

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Adventures abound during Active Aging Week 2015-5568

Adventures abound during Active Aging Week 2015

There are many reasons why Active Aging Week® benefits older adults, as well as the organizations and individuals who host events. For participants, trying something new and different (or experiencing a new twist on a regular activity) is not only good for the brain, but also the spirit. When Active Aging Week events are announced, people anticipate what will occur, and reach out to family and friends to join in. New acquaintances and social participation usually accompany the events provided. All of these benefits were reflected in the theme of Active Aging Week 2015: Live your adventure.

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Active Aging Week: Theme days expand options-5457

Active Aging Week: Theme days expand options

Living well in later life: It’s this vision for older adults everywhere that inspires the International Council on Active Aging® and the ICAA community to strive to change the way we age. Active Aging Week® is a key avenue for outreach. The campaign website offers support materials to assist host organizations as they plan and promote their participation. Local event organizers will find additional resources and tools with Active Aging Week theme days.

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Active Aging Week 2015: resources for running a successful campaign-5358

Active Aging Week 2015: resources for running a successful campaign

The last week of September is one of the most exciting times of the year for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and the ICAA community. Thousands of organizations join together to participate in Active Aging Week. This health-promotion campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging. With hosts starting to plan their 2015 celebrations, ICAA recently ramped up its efforts with a new, dedicated and resource-rich campaign website.

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It takes a community: Westminster Village sets a world record during Active Aging Week 2014-5356

It takes a community: Westminster Village sets a world record during Active Aging Week 2014

At Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Indiana, Active Aging Week 2014 had an audacious goal: Set a new Guinness World Record for the number of people participating in a chair-based exercise class. The record-breaking attempt fit the theme of the September health-promotion event--"Let the adventure begin." It also fit the community and its goals.

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Active Aging Week 2015: living the adventure of life-5266

Active Aging Week 2015: living the adventure of life

Initiated by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September. The weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way. For event hosts, a featured theme suggests a focus for the week’s marketing and programming. In 2015, Active Aging Week picks up from last year’s distinctive and popular theme, "Let the adventure begin," to exhort professionals and participants to "Live your adventure."

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