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Active Aging Week 2013 Theme Opens the Door to “Discover Your Community”
Date:4/4/2013

(PRWEB) April 04, 2013

In the global community of people, older adults are sources of history and leadership, caring and friendship. As neighbors, club members, working professionals or volunteers, older adults are involved in their communities.

Older adults are invited to discover new places and people during 2013 Active Aging Week®, which is being held Sunday, September 22 through Saturday, September 28, 2013. Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a national observance to highlight the diverse opportunities available to older adults in a fun and educational atmosphere.

For 2013, the theme “Discover your community,” encourages older adults and the organizations that serve them to focus on developing a more active community as part of an overall wellness objective. Whether as a tourist to a new local site or “discovering” that a stairwell would be better off painted and lighted, local hosts across the country will plan vibrant programs of activities that are fun, educational, and focus on community connections.

Observance:    Active Aging Week

Theme:    Discover your community

Dates:        Sept. 22 – Sept. 28, 2013

Format:    

  •     Activities chosen and presented by local hosts
  •     Free to older adults
  •     Emphasis on fun, camaraderie and education

Support materials for professionals who will host one or more Active Aging Week events are available on the ICAA website: http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm.

During Active Aging Week, hosts are encouraged to create events surrounding National Falls Prevention Awareness Day in the US, whi
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