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ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown-5727

ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown "is a living testament to the power and potential of the human spirit," says Atria Senior Living’s Gigi Mauter. Brown, who will turn 80 next year, moved to Atria's community in San Juan Capistrano, California, in 1994. A stroke five years earlier had left him completely paralyzed on the right side of his body and unable to speak or walk. He was 52 years old at the time. "Bruce's passion for life, even in the midst of great loss, is an inspiration to those struggling under the weight of life's blows and challenges," states Mauter.

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A year in review: ICAA celebrates the past, plans the future-5724

A year in review: ICAA celebrates the past, plans the future

October 1 marked two important occasion: the International Day of Older Persons and the anniversary of the founding of the International Council on Active Aging in 2001. Over the 15 years since ICAA's launch, many changes have taken place. As a leader in promoting the values of active aging--older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness--you have been the change agent for showing that age is not a barrier, but an asset. ICAA is honored to provide programs for your education and opportunities for you to promote your ideas and services. In 2016, your membership helped ICAA to spread the message of active aging and support you in your work.

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Exploring the possibilities at Active Aging Week 2016-5716

Exploring the possibilities at Active Aging Week 2016

The surprise of a man riding a camel. The fun of a basketball game with preschool children and older adults. The exuberance of the winners in a cycling team competition. These are only a few of the stories of Active Aging Week, the annual festival held in the last full week of September to celebrate aging and living well. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the event is brought to life by organizers in many communities and countries.

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'Changing the Way We Age': ICAA members and supporters share their stories-5706

'Changing the Way We Age': ICAA members and supporters share their stories

Since October 1, 2001, members and allies have joined the International Council on Active Aging on a mission to change the way we age. These supporters of active aging--organizations, professionals, older adults--are making a profound difference in how people think about and experience aging. Over the coming year, the Journal on Active Aging will showcase stories and photos submitted by members and supporters to mark the 15th anniversary of ICAA’s launch. It’s an occasion to say thank you. To recognize achievements, celebrate experiences and share memorable moments from, and with, the community dedicated to aging well.

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ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities-5704

ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities

Set amid the rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms of Ocala in Marion County, Florida, On Top of the World Communities is home to approximately 9,000 adults ages 55 and older. The 13,000-acre community, part of the Circle Square cattle ranch, caters to the active adult with more than 410,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor amenity space. Fitness Director Cammy Dennis and her team “are tasked with bringing this space to life.” Dennis believes that “aging actively is about embracing a lifestyle that allows someone to look and move forward.”

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Big picture questions to inspire your blue-sky thinking by Patricia Ryan, MS-5701

Big picture questions to inspire your blue-sky thinking by Patricia Ryan, MS

The framework of wellness dimensions has proven to be a valuable structure for supporting the philosophy of active aging. It is an appealing approach--one readily embraced from the start by the individuals and organizations that joined the International Council on Active Aging. But where was the framework to implement the active-aging philosophy within organizations, and within the lives of older adults? Through the years, ICAA has worked to provide that structure. First, by assuming that the diverse organizations providing services for older adults shared similar goals and formed a de facto active-aging industry. Second, by defining that industry. ICAA has gathered the thoughts of many people working in the industry through surveys, work groups and think tanks. The result? A combination of facts and forward-looking perspectives that provide a springboard for thinking about the next decade.

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