What is Active Aging Week???
Celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging®, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.
Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. It also promotes the benefits of healthier, more active lifestyles across the life span.
Why do we participate in Active Aging Week???
OMM wants to show society what it means to age! We want to Redefine Aging and show society that aging doesn’t mean lose and decline, it means life, fulfillment and having purpose! We are hosting events this week that allow members to express their creativity, keep their mind sharp and allow them to Pay It Forward. We are joining ICAA for this National push to showcase members of the OMM community and how they are true examples of aging well and how they add life to all the programs the Wellness Team implements. We are redefining aging and changing people’s expectations of aging!
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