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ICAA launches in the United Kingdom with active-aging event

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Meeting to focus on developing active aging in the UK

VANCOUVER—The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that has led, connected and defined the active-aging industry since 2001, will hold its first-ever event in the United Kingdom in July 2010. ICAA’s involvement in the UK to date has been through its members, as well as other associations and publications. The upcoming meeting marks ICAA’s launch into the UK market.

Scheduled to take place July 12–13 in London, the ICAA event has three objectives:

  • to disseminate information about key topic areas related to active aging and wellness and the role of ICAA;
  • to raise the profile of, and create an agenda for, the development of active-aging activities in the UK; and
  • to bring together key interested agencies to reinforce the development of active aging in the UK.

The meeting will be hosted by ICAA Advisory Board Member Bob Laventure, older people’s consultant with the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, and Claudine Aherne, founder, Vida Wellness Ltd. ICAA Founder and CEO Colin Milner will give the keynote address.

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About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging—an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia ministries of Health, and Healthy Living and Sport.

For interviews please contact:

Contact: Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA
Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America)
Telephone: 604-734-4466; cell: 604-763-4595

Contact: Marilynn Larkin
Communications Director, ICAA

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