Wellness is at the forefront of Active Aging Week in 2022

Learn more about Active Aging Week

“Active Aging Week is an ideal opportunity for organizations that work with older adults to celebrate the importance of embracing wellness to enrich quality of life and foster vibrant communities.

As wellness continues to garner greater attention – especially throughout the pandemic era – the 20th annual Active Aging Week (AAS), presented by Humana, is an influential movement sharing messages about aging and inspires seniors across North America to embrace healthy lifestyles.

Led by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), AAW takes place October 3-9 at host organizations such as senior living communities, senior centers, fitness centers, YMCAs and libraries, which offer a variety of local events and activities at low prices. at no cost to participants.

“The 2022 ICAA State of the Wellness Industry Report indicates that wellness is a high priority,” says Colin Milner, Founder and CEO of ICAA. “Active Aging Week is an ideal opportunity for organizations that work with older adults to celebrate the importance of embracing well-being to enrich quality of life and foster vibrant communities. »

A wealth of well-being

Promoting the benefits of active living, AAW showcases the many capacities of older adults as they prioritize healthy lifestyles and well-being in its multiple dimensions, including physical, emotional, social and Moreover.

In-person and online offerings in the past have included homecoming dances, garden masterclasses, organized hikes, exercise classes, recreational sports competitions, cooking demonstrations, educational talks and more. Host organizations determine their offerings based on the needs of their community and population.

Event Sponsors

Humana is a longtime presenting sponsor of AAW.

“It is increasingly important to provide personalized and equitable holistic health experiences,” says Dr. Kate Goodrich, Chief Medical Officer at Humana. “Taking care of ourselves – from our physical and mental health to our social relationships and more – is key to a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the ICAA to encourage everyone to take advantage of the resources of active aging in order to keep moving.

National sponsors supplement AAW with themed days, including WALK! With Aegis Therapies, which offers daily activity suggestions, recordings of instructor-led workouts, program support materials and more.

Abbott Nutrition also provides resources that explain how seniors can support their immune health with a nutritious diet and smart hydration.

Participate in AAW

For more details on AAW, visit http://www.activeagingweek.com; to register as a hosting organization, access the form at http://www.activeagingweek.com/register.php. Host organizations can also access a toolkit of free resources on the AAW website to plan, promote and implement their activities and events.

To find local AAW activities, search for venues on the AAW homepage at https://www.activeagingweek.com, check out community organizations, and search social media using the hashtag #activeagingweek.

About Active Aging Week, presented by Humana

http://www.activeagingweek.com

Launched in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week annually celebrates aging and active living. Host organizations engage older people in their local communities with wellness activities and events offered in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere at little cost to attendees. These organizations plan and organize their own calendars of events targeted at one or all of the dimensions of well-being – emotional, occupational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

http://www.icaa.cc

The ICAA is a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active aging industry and supports professionals who aspire to develop cultures of wellness for adults over 50. This support includes the creation of wellness environments, programs and services. The association focuses on active aging – an approach to aging that helps older people live life as fully as possible across all dimensions of well-being – and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an educator and advocate for active aging, the ICAA has advised many organizations and government agencies.

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