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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-6505

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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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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