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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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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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