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Active Aging Week September 21st – 27th: Let the adventure begin!

Active Aging Week 2014
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Active Aging Week celebrates adults ages 50 and older as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of older adults to live well, regardless of age or health conditions

Led by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week is an annual health promotion event held each year during the last week of September.

50+ is only a number – not an age with limitations. This age group is expanding and offering the world experienced, knowledgeable and healthy older adults who are not sitting on past success/health, but are adventuring into new areas of life.

Active Aging Week celebrates with SPECIAL DAYS and FREE RESOURCES:

A new addition to Active Aging Week are the specialty days that you can use to focus the activities for that day. Plus, you can partner with Active Aging Week sponsoring organizations that are sharing free information and invitations to join their events. It’s all part of the mission of life quality for older adults.

Within the Active Aging Week theme of “Let the adventure begin,” you can choose a specialty day, a partner, and build the program.

Sunday: Foot Healt

  • Foot pain and problems, which become more common with age, can impact people’s mobility and overall function.
  • Foot conditions also affect what activities people do and how much they enjoy them.
  • If you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of foot problems and amputation.

Monday: Walking

  • Walking as a way for life.
  • Walking is a tremendously good activity for senior citizens.
  • It's cheap, it's simple, almost anybody can do it and it.

Tuesday: Fall Prevention

  • More than 50 percent of older patients who survive hip fractures are discharged to a nursing home, and nearly one half of these patients are still in a nursing home one year later.
  • 1-3 people over 65 will fall this year.
  • Every 29 minutes an older adults dies from a fall.

Wednesday: Bone Health

  • Fragile bones are not painful at first. Unfortunately most people do not realize they have weakened bones until one breaks. By that time, it is hard to make the bones strong again.
  • Women tend to have smaller, thinner bones than men.
  • Men are likely to die from fall than women.

Thursday: Intergenerational

Ten IDEAS for Family Fun ...

  1. Walking the world
  2. Family Album
  3. Scavenger Hunt
  4. Book Lovers Club
  5. Group Exercise
  6. Life Stage
  7. Tennis for Two
  8. PC Pals
  9. Family Play
  10. The Learning Files

Friday: Walking/group classes

Join a GROUP ...

  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
  • CA: Los Angeles, San Diego
  • CO: Denver
  • FL: Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Counties
  • Il: Chicago
  • NC: Charlotte
  • OH: Columbus
  • PA: Pittsburg, Philadelphia
  • TN: Knoxville
  • TX: San Antonio
  • OR: Portland
  • VA: Richmond
  • WA: Seattle

Saturday: CELEBRATION

  • CELEBRATE your accomplishments!!!

Watch ICAA webinar: Expand your Active Aging Week program with free partnerships

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an Aging Day as part of Active Aging Week. Join seniors 50+ at:

Bon Air Baptist Church

2531 Buford Road,

Richmond, VA. 23235

804-272-1475

Event begins at 9:30 a.m.

Seniors 50+ are welcome to learn about a variety of activities, including pickleball, Zumba and tia chi to help them remain fit and active. For more information, or to register, call Judy Jones at 804-751-4135.

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