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Begin the adventure of Active Aging Week-4691

Begin the adventure of Active Aging Week

Active Aging Week is an annual health promotion event held each year during the last week of September. The weeklong observance celebrates adults ages 50 and older as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of older adults to live well, regardless of age or health conditions. In 2014, Active Aging Week will promote an adventurous spirit with the theme “Let the adventure begin.”

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Mind & Muscle: A holistic approach to wellness by Tish Nystrom, RN and Amy Lewis-4064

Mind & Muscle: A holistic approach to wellness by Tish Nystrom, RN and Amy Lewis

Since brain health and physical activity play critical roles in the overall wellness of older adults, the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC) community in Irvington, Virginia, devised the Mind & Muscle program, which combines traditional educational presentations, an interactive session, and an ambitious 5-kilometer run/1-mile fun walk.

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Discover the possibilities of Active Aging Week-3640

Discover the possibilities of Active Aging Week

When older adults discover active aging, they discover an approach to aging that recognizes people can live as fully as possible regardless of age or health conditions. The active-aging philosophy emphasizes what individuals can do, rather than what they can’t. It also celebrates society’s older members as full participants in the cultural, civic and personal domains of life. Each year, through Active Aging Week, organizations across North America encourage age 50-plus adults to be active and lead heathier, more vital lives, providing a wealth of wellness opportunities for them to explore. These organizations take part in the health promotion event for any number of reasons. Among them is the chance to make a difference and help older adults improve their quality of life.

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Discovery is the theme of Active Aging Week-3606

Discovery is the theme of Active Aging Week

It seems as if every year the hosts of Active Aging Week outdo themselves in using a theme to anchor the single or multiple events that they offer. Whether reliable classes or brand-new offerings, the hosts are creative and sometimes ingenious in creating Active Aging Week events that are educational, fun, share the active-aging message and are free to older adults (or very low cost).

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Maximize Active Aging Week with post-event planning-1512

Maximize Active Aging Week with post-event planning

As September approaches, so too does Active Aging Week®, the annual health promotion observance that celebrates healthy, active aging.

The International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) launched Active Aging Week in September 2003 to give older adults opportunities to explore an active lifestyle and learn about its benefits. ICAA promotes the campaign nationally in Canada and the United States, while offerings are organized locally by host organizations.

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Build the momentum for Active Aging Week-1493

Build the momentum for Active Aging Week

Within the fun and social atmosphere, the core purpose of Active Aging Week® is educating older adults on how they can adopt and maintain positive health behaviors. Promoted by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) and organized by you and your colleagues, Active Aging Week events often feature health education; physical, social, intellectual and spiritual activities; volunteering; intergenerational meetings and community outreach. All events offered during this annual health promotion observance stay true to three core elements: They are fun, educational, and free or low cost to participants.

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