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Maple Leaf Quest: How Kerby Centre used Active Aging Week to bookend a yearlong walking initiative-6513

Maple Leaf Quest: How Kerby Centre used Active Aging Week to bookend a yearlong walking initiative

Every year local hosts develop customized schedules of Active Aging Week activities that show remarkable creativity and produce positive life experiences. One hope expressed for the annual celebration of aging and living well is that older adults will try something that engages them meaningfully and encourages them ultimately to adopt a wellness practice or lifestyle. For hosts, the challenge can lie in translating interest in demonstrations and free activities into ongoing participation. One agency in Calgary, Canada, found an answer to this challenge in a wellness initiative bookended by consecutive Active Aging Weeks.

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"Ignite your passion": Hosts share what they did for Active Aging Week 2017

Whether through host reports or emails, websites or blogs, traditional or social media, Active Aging Week hosts reported on what they did for Active Aging Week 2017 and shared stories of meaningful events. To review all these offerings is to be impressed anew at the array of fun, engaging and educational opportunities available to participants. Featured are 10 mini-profiles and a sampling of news to give a flavor of the week.

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Inspiring wellness through Active Aging Week-6503

Inspiring wellness through Active Aging Week

A life well lived: It's a hope we all cherish. Every September, Active Aging Week illuminates that hope by highlighting our ability to live well throughout the life span and celebrating aging. Organizations, professionals, older adults and supporters of all ages come together in the last week of September to share--and be inspired by--a week of positive life experiences and can do spirit.

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Innovative efforts fuel new options-6230

Innovative efforts fuel new options

Growth. It's what active aging is all about. For those who embrace it, active aging embodies the life-affirming philosophy that, at any age, people can engage in life as fully as possible within the multiple dimensions of wellness. It's a journey steeped in learning and growth. Active-aging professionals and organizations are also on this journey. Each year, they synthesize what they know--from formal/informal learning and on-the-ground experience--and what they have recently discovered into new wellness opportunities for older adults. Knowledge combines with creativity and passion in efforts that advance research, concepts, practices, programs and environments. To encourage this momentum toward growth, the International Council on Active Aging invites applications for its annual ICAA Innovators Awards. ICAA presents these awards each year to those in the industry who are leading the way, setting new standards, and making a difference in the lives of older adults. The program exists to recognize excellence and creativity in the industry.

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Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary-6218

Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary

Animated discussion heats up a conference room as the value of the wellness lifestyle program is questioned by residents, board members, and a weary chief financial officer who burnt the midnight oil to balance the community's budget for the next six months. In a different office, architects and builders balancing square footage with revenue debate the quantity of lifestyle programming and staff needed to attract residents to a new development (after all, there's already a clubhouse). Are staffed wellness programs with lots of variety worth the money? Three years of data from the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks answer that question with a simple--and loud--yes!

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A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017-6213

A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017

In 2016, milestones aplenty gave the International Council on Active Aging cause to celebrate and give thanks--most particularly, for the support and efforts of the ICAA community--and to get ready for a new era of "Changing the Way We Age." The association that promotes active aging blazed its way through 2017 with developments to help the industry grow and organizations and professionals to flourish.

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