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Active Aging Week: Share your experiences for recognition and promotion-5836

Active Aging Week: Share your experiences for recognition and promotion

What would it take to ignite passion among your staff, residents and/or members? What about their families and friends? How about your management team or ownership? And your neighborhood or community at large? The answer may be staring you in the mirror. By igniting your passion, you may spark the desire in others to embrace their own, inspiring them to "do" more and enhance quality of life through active aging-for themselves and for others. Active aging is all about "being engaged in life." As a host site for Active Aging Week, the annual ICAA-led campaign highlighting people's ability to live fully at any age, you can inspire your community to come together and celebrate what it means to engage in life.

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Touchmark's A-MAY-Zing Race:

Touchmark's A-MAY-Zing Race: "The world is waiting for you" by Lora Hovland and Cindy Garvin

The hit CBS television show The Amazing Race begins with the host declaring, "The world is waiting for you. Good luck. Travel safe. Go!" Many watch that grand adventure and say, "That looks like so much fun--but I could never." Not so fast. Touchmark on South Hill staff decided, "Why not? Let's do it!" At this full-service retirement community in Spokane, Washington, residents head off on an annual springtime adventure with this motivating message: "Be safe. And have fun!" So what does the program involve, for both staff and participants? And what tips can help others create similar adventures? Let's explore!

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Ignite your passion with Active Aging Week-5811

Ignite your passion with Active Aging Week

People may live fully-with verve, vigor and vitality-at any age and regardless of health conditions. That's the message and the reality that Active Aging Week highlights each year during the last full week of September. Led by the International Council on Active Aging with support from national sponsors, Active Aging Week celebrates the positivity of aging today and promotes healthy, active living in communities and neighborhoods across North America and beyond. The campaign reaches adults ages 50 and older where it especially counts-at the local level. All kinds of organizations serve as local hosts for the weeklong festival, offering activities and events that encourage people to try something new and perhaps embrace a wellness lifestyle. Why not plan to participate and host events in your area?

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Exploring the possibilities at Active Aging Week 2016-5717

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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Active Aging Week 2016: Resources aid last-minute planning-5683

Active Aging Week 2016: Resources aid last-minute planning

Across North America and beyond, organizations dedicated to older-adult wellness are getting ready to celebrate aging and living well with a bevy of opportunities for Active Aging Week. In 2016, the health-promotion event takes place September 25 through October 1. Pressure mounts in host organizations to finalize schedules and arrangements as the week approaches. There’s still time, however, for organizers who want to make late additions to their schedules, as well as those who decide to host the week at the last minute. Free resources and tools are available to help.

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Active Aging Week: Host perspectives paint a fuller picture-5646

Active Aging Week: Host perspectives paint a fuller picture

As Active Aging Week 2016 draws nearer, participating organizations will be busily planning schedules of events that are uniquely theirs--that’s part of the fun of hosting the annual health-promotion campaign that celebrates aging and living well. Many local hosts will share their experiences and photographs with the International Council on Active Aging, which organizes the initiative on a national level. Some stories will appear in the Journal on Active Aging’s article showcasing the successes and spirit of the week. But local hosts typically reveal more than their successes to ICAA. This article presents perspectives shared by five host organizations over the last few years. These case studies paint a fuller picture that may provide pointers and spark ideas for those participating in this year’s campaign.

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