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Active Aging Week included a walk-                      Opportunities abounded for                      As	the	hosts	sent	in	their	reports	to	the	
a-thon and T-shirts for participants                    older adults to explore the                     International	Council	on	Active	Aging®	
from Gold’s Gym in Harrisburg,                          dimensions of wellness and                      (ICAA),	it	was	clear	that	the	dimensions	
Pennsylvania                                            their own boundaries during                     of	wellness	were	well	represented.
                                                        this annual health promotion
                                                        event spearheaded by ICAA                       Following	is	a	sampling	of	the	activities	
                                                                                                        offered	during	the	week.	Many	thanks	to	
                                                        It	all	began	in	2003	with	an	idea:	If	          all	the	hosts	who	registered	for	the	week	
                                                        people	had	a	chance	to	try	out	or	learn	        and	sent	their	stories	to	ICAA,	and	to	
        Active Aging Week on                            about	wellness	activities,	maybe	they	          everyone	who	posted	on	ICAA’s	Active	
              Facebook                                  would	discover	an	approach	that	suited	         Aging	Week	Facebook	pages.
                                                        their	lifestyles	and	interests.	Active	Aging	
   For	more	Active	Aging	Week	stories,	                 Week	was	launched.                              Themes infused the week
   photos,	videos	and	great	ideas,	go	to:                                                               Have	you	ever	dreamed	of	going	on	sa-
                                                        Today,	in	2010,	Active	Aging	Week	is	           fari?	Africa	was	one	of	the	stops—along                      a	special	occasion	that	many	hosts	and	         with	the	Ancient	Ruins	of	Greece,	the	
                                                        older	adults	look	forward	to.	Hosts	say	        Forbidden	Palace,	and	an	evening	tour	
                                                        they	gain	new	participants	and	reinspire	       of	Paris—during	Active	Aging	Week	
                                                        their	regulars.	Participants	discover	that	     2010	at	Capstone	Village	in	Tuscaloosa,	
                                                        many	activities	contribute	to	their	enjoy-      Alabama.	With	passports	in	hand,	the	
                                                        ment	and	participation	in	life.	And,	since	     intrepid	trekkers	earned	a	stamp	for	each	
                                                        they	often	help	plan	and	run	the	week’s	        activity	they	attended,	explained	Rene	
                                                        events,	they	become	ambassadors	to	their	       Katsinas,	Director	of	Residential	Services.	
                                                        friends	and	neighbors.                          Taking	advantage	of	Capstone’s	location	
                                                                                                        on	the	University	of	Alabama	campus,	
                                                        This	year	the	organizers	who	host	Active	       many	activities	were	developed	and	led	
                                                        Aging	Week	and	the	participants	took	           by	student	groups.	Activities	included	
                                                        to	heart	the	theme:	Be	Active	Your	Way.	        Italian	bocce	ball,	Greek	belly	dancing,	

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Polish	dance,	African	games,	the	Inter-         “The	tribes	who	found	their	idol	brought	      music,	refreshments,	and	a	tender	ending	
national	Documenting	Justice	Films	of	          them	to	Tribal	Council	each	evening	for	       to	a	week	of	events,”	added	Weber—
Africa	and	a	presentation	on	the	United	        a	whopping	100	points.”	The	council	           “active	aging	…	our	way.”
Nations.	Interwoven	were	an	Interna-            included	cocktails,	hors	d’oeuvres	and	
tional	Fashion	Show	and	the	Rite	Aid	           entertainment.                                 Lifelong learning continues
Bingo	Bonanza.                                                                                 Brandermill	University	(BU)	was	the	
                                                Each	day	of	the	week	was	themed	around	        theme	of	Active	Aging	Week	at	Brander-
Game	shows	were	the	theme	for	Castle	           a	wellness	dimension	(emotional,	voca-         mill	Woods	Retirement	Community	in	
Pointe	at	Baywinde	in	Webster,	New	             tional,	physical,	social,	spiritual,	intel-    Midlothian,	Virginia.	“We	decorated	our	
York.	At	the	kickoff,	residents	learned	        lectual)	at	Villa	de	San	Antonio	in	San	       facility	with	different	banners	and	signs	
about	the	theme	and	the	sister	commu-           Antonio,	Texas.	On	most	days,	a	discus-        that	welcomed	back	our	BU	seniors,”	
nity	in	Florida	where	they	would	(figu-         sion	of	the	theme	was	followed	by	an	          reported	Mary	Carmichael,	Communica-
ratively)	travel.	Their	goal	was	“to	get	to	    activity.	“Most	notable	was	the	quality	of	    tions	Coordinator.	“We	started	our	week	
Florida	by	accumulating	mileage	through	        group	discussion	during	emotional	well-        by	passing	out	Resident	Report	Cards,	an	
actively	participating	in	the	…	programs	       ness	and	spiritual	wellness,”	said	Darryl	     Acceptance	Letter	to	BU,	BU	buttons/
in	the	days	ahead,”	explained	Cindy	            Greer,	Wellness	Director.	Staff	served	as	     pencils	and	a	quiz	booklet	full	of	fun	
Caprio,	Programming	Director.	With	             group	facilitators,	and	they	observed	that	    trivia,	science,	math	and	geography	ques-
pedometers	and	enthusiasm,	day	one	be-          many	participants	“opened	up	to	discuss	       tions.	Each	day	we	had	a	variety	of	activi-
gan	with	The Gong Show	theme,	featur-           topics	in	a	nonjudgmental	manner.	In	          ties	that	covered	different	college	subjects	
ing	resident	talent	from	knitting	through	      some	discussions,	residents	aired	internal	    and	the	different	components	of	active	
humor,	singing	and	a	performance	by	            stressors,	current	challenges	…	and	items	     aging,”	Carmichael	noted.	“During	our	
the	Humdingers	kazoo	band.	The	next	            in	their	life	that	keep	them	motivated,”	      Pep	Rally,	our	mascot—the	BU	Buck—
day	echoed	The Amazing Race	show.	In	           Greer	explained.	An	example	of	activities	     made	an	appearance,	and	we	passed	out	
partnership	with	the	local	YMCA,	a	wide	        was	the	social	hour	that	followed	the	dis-     megaphones	and	pompoms.”
variety	of	physical	activities	were	offered,	   cussion	on	social	wellness.
including	Nordic	pole	walking,	line	                                                           A	highlight	was	the	science	project.	For	
dancing,	water	exercise	and	Drums	Alive.	       Boot	camp	may	be	a	unique	theme	for	           this	contest,	residents	created	a	container	
“By	the	end	of	the	week,	I	think	staff	at	      Active	Aging	Week,	but	the	interpreta-         to	protect	their	raw	eggs	during	a	two-
Baywinde	started	to	get	a	bit	concerned	        tion	at	Heritage	Legacy	(Sun	City	West,	       story	drop	(for	a	program	description,	go	
about	me,”	admitted	Caprio.	“Every	day	         Arizona)	brought	cheer	to	the	new	             to	the	November/December	2010	issue	
I	could	be	found	watching	my	computer,	         “recruits.”	After	a	Bootcamp	Briefing,	        of	ICAA Functional U®, available	in	the	
studying	different	game	shows	and	play-         recruits	received	their	dog	tags/uniforms	     members	only	section	at	
ing	their	theme	songs	to	get	me	into	the	       (bandanas	courtesy	of	a	local	hospice),	       Friday	found	many	BU	graduates	receiv-
mood.”                                          orders	and	a	ditty	bag	(filled	with	goodies	   ing	their	diplomas,	in	step	with	the	class	
                                                from	another	hospice).	They	also	heard	        song	written	by	the	resident	chorus.	To	
At	Montclair	Estates	in	Garland,	Texas,	        about	successful	aging	from	Jane	Zim-          wrap	up	the	week,	a	class	reunion	was	
the	competition	was	stiff,	observed	Exec-       merman,	who	arrived	on	the	tricycle	she	       held.	“Once	again,	another	very	success-
utive	Director	Kimberly	Brawley.	That’s	        rides	10	miles	a	day.	In	keeping	with	the	     ful	and	fun	Active	Aging	Week,”	said	
because	in	true	Survivor	style,	the	Tribe	      military	theme,	the	Dining	Services	team	      Carmichael.	“We	look	forward	to	next	
Typhoon	and	Tribe	Tsunami	matched	              presented	Mess	Hall;	R&R	day	featured	         year.”
wits	all	week.	Each	day	began	with	exer-        a	pop-up	store	for	shopping;	and	the	
cise	classes,	such	as	Safari	Stretches,	Am-     final	USO	show	featured	Mail	Call.	Staff	      The	17	different	events	offered	dur-
phibious	Aquatics	(water	aerobics),	Island	     had	reached	out	to	families	and	friends	       ing	the	week	at	Seasons	in	Cincinnati,	
Pilates,	Tribal	Vitality	and	a	daily	walking	   of	residents,	asking	them	to	send	letters	     Ohio,	were	launched	with	a	procession	
event	dubbed	Survivor	Trek.	Participants	       saying	how	residents	impacted	their	lives,	    and	opening	ceremony.	At	the	cer-
received	a	bead	for	each	activity	to	add	       and	the	community’s	chaplain	delivered	        emony,	Tom	Weidman,	President	of	the	
to	their	necklaces.	These	beads	were	tal-       the	mail.	“We	have	a	soldier	who	has	just	     Sycamore	Township	Trustees,	presented	
lied	at	the	end	of	the	week	and	points	         enlisted	in	the	Army,”	said	Penelope	We-       Seasons’	Executive	Director	Tom	Rotz	
awarded	to	the	teams	for	participation.	        ber,	Director	of	Resident	Programs.	“He,	      with	a	proclamation	declaring	September	
Every	day	featured	“a	scavenger	hunt	           his	wife	and	three	daughters	were	our	         19–25,	2010,	Active	Aging	Week	in	the	
with	clues	that	ultimately	led	[partici-        guests,	as	we	are	adopting	him,	and	his	
pants]	to	find	their	‘idol,’”	said	Brawley.	    family.	He	is	our		‘Army	of	One.’	We	had	      Continued on page 42

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township.	For	Activities	Director	Petrina	    people	(23)	was	given	an	award.	“After	      received	an	activity	card	for	the	week,	
Gantzer,	the	week’s	favorite	event	was	the	   the	walk,	we	held	a	reception	and	gave	      and	walked	15–30	minutes	on	each	of	
introduction	of	Seasons	University.	“We	      away	great	healthy	food	and	door	prizes,”	   the	five	days.	They	listened	to	upbeat	
began	classes	in	history	(the	most	intrigu-   recalled	Lisa	Howard,	Program	Direc-         songs	on	a	CD	narrated	by	national	fit-
ing	couples	in	history),	Spanish	for	Fun,	    tor.	Local	businesses	donated	the	door	      ness	expert	Chris	Freytag,	which	was	cus-
and	Art	(a	painting	class	introducing	        prizes	and	a	local	drug	store	sponsored	     tom-made	for	these	activities.	“WALK!	
water	colors,	pastels	or	oils	instructed	     the	week,	including	the	refreshments	at	     with	Aegis	Therapies	served	not	only	as	
by	one	of	our	residents,	Sam	Skurow),”	       the	walk.	Additional	activities	included	    a	highly	worthwhile	educational	tool	at	
said	Gantzer.	“These	classes	will	continue	   fitness/nutrition	and	healthy	living	pre-    each	location,	but	also	as	a	terrific	morale	
once	a	week	for	six	weeks.”                   sentations,	a	Healthy	Living	Health	Fair	    booster	for	residents	and	staff	alike,”	said	
                                              and	balance/falls	screening.                 Sofia	Kosmetatos,	Public	Relations	Spe-
Walking rules the week                                                                     cialist	at	Golden	Living.	“The	excitement	
Sporting	brightly	colored	T-shirts	with	      In	2009,	Aegis	Therapies	(a	Golden	Liv-      was	palpable	for	weeks	leading	up	to	the	
the	slogan	“Get	Active”	on	the	front,	        ing	company)	piloted	a	one-day	walking	      event	as	participants	planned	for	and	
over	100	walkers	joined	the	Active	Aging	     program	during	Active	Aging	Week.	           looked	forward	to	the	various	activities.”
Celebration	Walk	at	Active	Generations,	      Satisfied	with	the	results,	the	organiza-
a	community	service	provider	in	Sioux	        tion	went	all	out	in	2010,	with	five	days	   During	Active	Aging	Week,	each	par-
Falls,	South	Dakota.	Area	retirement	         of	programs	and	the	signature	“WALK!	        ticipant’s	activity	card	was	stamped	to	
communities	were	invited	to	join	the	         with	Aegis	Therapies”	in	600	locations.	     mark	days	they	completed	both	the	daily	
walk,	and	the	location	bringing	the	most	     Everyone	participating	in	the	initiative	    walking	exercise	and	the	planned	wellness	





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activity.	Participating	sites	calculated	the	   could	decide	how	much	or	how	little	to	          projects	and	volunteer	opportunities	
number	of	miles	walked	and	reported	            be	involved.”                                    available	to	our	active	older	adults	within	
this	information	on	a	special	website	cre-                                                       and	around	the	Harrisburg	area,”	ob-
ated	for	the	celebration.	(Look	for	more	       A	triathlon	isn’t	strictly	walking,	but	steps	   served	Jan	Capen,	SilverSneakers	Senior	
details	on	WALK!	with	Aegis	Therapies	          were	certainly	featured	at	Pennsylvania-         Advisor.	Building	on	past	Active	Aging	
in	an	upcoming	profile	in	the	Journal           based	Country	Meadows.	Three	com-                Week	experiences,	Capen	offered	two	
on Active Aging®.	As	a	winner	of	a	2010	        munities	participated,	according	to	Emily	       guided	tours	of	the	Five	Senses	Garden,	
Innovators	Award,	the	walking	program	          Gernier,	Fitness	Director	at	the	compa-          which	is	maintained	and	staffed	by	
will	also	be	highlighted	in	an	article	in-      ny’s	Hershey	campus.	“During	this	event,	        volunteers,	and	ended	the	week	with	a	
troducing	these	ICAA	trailblazers	in	the	       each	resident	was	challenged	to	climb	six	       three-mile	Capital	Area	Greenbelt	Walk-
Journal’s	January/February	2011	issue.)         flights	of	stairs,	ride	a	recumbent	bike	for	    A-Thon,	where	participants	could	donate	
                                                15	minutes,	and	walk	outside	for	half-           to	charity.	Throughout	the	week,	there	
Urban	walking	poles	are	used	in	Origin	         a-mile.”	Gernier	added	that	“the	event	          were	special	and	regular	classes	and	a	
Power	Stride,	a	program	offered	by	Ca-          turned	out	to	be	very	successful	due	to	         healthy	buffet	luncheon.	Undeterred	by	
nadian	company	Origin	Active	Lifestyle	         the	fact	that	23	residents	(especially	the	      being	on	crutches	because	of	an	accident	
Communities.	At	Cedarwood	Station	              15	who	were	new	participants)	accom-             the	week	before,	Capen	served	as	orga-
Retirement	Residence,	an	Origin	com-            plished	something	challenging	in	a	safe	         nizer,	cheerleader	and	scorekeeper	during	
munity	in	Airdrie,	Alberta,	Active	Aging	       and	fun	way.	To	see	them	grin	ear-to-ear	        a	miniature	golf	outing.
Week	featured	a	workshop	to	teach	par-          and	raise	their	arms	upon	finishing	is	
ticipants	how	to	power	stride.	The	work-        a	rewarding	moment	as	a	fitness	                 Only	a	few	weeks	into	a	reorganization	
shop	“definitely	attracted	new	people	          professional.”                                   that	created	the	formal	wellness	program	
and	participants	within	the	community,”	                                                         at	Mission	Ridge/The	Vista,	in	Billings,	
commented	Bonnie	Whitney,	Life	En-              Raising awareness                                Montana,	Wellness	Director	Stephanie	
richment	Coordinator.	In	response	to	a	         At	Gold’s	Gym	in	Harrisburg,	Pennsyl-
Golden	Sneaker	Challenge	from	a	sister	         vania,	“we	utilized	this	special	week	to	
community	(one	point	per	every	100	             bring	awareness	to	outdoor	community	            Continued on page 44
steps,	two	points	per	every	Power	Stride	
step,	and	additional	points	for	program	
length),	many	people	joined	in—even	
walking	inside	to	gain	points	on	rainy	
days.	The	result?	Cedarwood	Station	was	
the	proud	recipient	of	the	first	annual	
Golden	Sneaker,	having	accumulated	
6,475	points.

The	Mayor	Pro	Tem	of	Los	Altos,	Cali-
fornia,	joined	the	walk	around	The	Ter-
races	at	Los	Altos	campus,	reinforcing	the	
proclamation	of	Active	Aging	Week,	re-
ported	Cathy	Jensen,	Director,	Residen-
tial	Activities	and	Lifestyle.	Jensen	con-
tacted	the	local	newspaper,	which	covered	
the	event.	A	first-time	demonstration	
of	cooking	and	nutrition	facts	was	so	
successful	that	The	Terraces	will	now	
schedule	a	demonstration	once	a	month.	
“I	really	enjoyed	planning	the	variety	of	
events	for	the	week,”	said	Jensen,	who	
considers	active	aging	“very	important”	
for	senior	living.	“The	ICAA	website	was	
extremely	helpful,”	she	noted,	“because	I	

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Gushwa	and	her	two	wellness	colleagues	          ings,”	commented	Gushwa.	“We	enjoyed	         Hospital,”	noted	Theresa	Johnson,	Rec-
hosted	Active	Aging	Week	with	the	“goal	         seeing	our	residents	get	involved	in	the	     reation	Coordinator.	“All	of	the	activities	
of	expanding	resident,	staff,	and	commu-         activities,”	she	continued,	mentioning	       were	enjoyed	by	our	seniors,	and	we	also	
nity	involvement	in	wellness.”	Monday’s	         that	“our	guest	speakers	promoted	activ-      saw	a	couple	of	new	faces	come	in	to	see	
kickoff	event	was	very	full,	with	free	          ity	so	much	that	we	had	more	people	          the	fitness	demonstration	presented	by	
health	screenings,	Wii	Fit	demonstra-            sign	up	for	our	regular	classes	and	[they]	   Curves.”
tions,	a	strength	and	stretch	exercise	class,	   have	continued	to	attend.”
an	outdoor	walk	around	the	campus	that	                                                        Expanding the reach
included	wellness	stations,	an	Arthritis	        At	the	San	Gabriel	Adult	Recreation	          Throughout	the	week,	hosts	invited	
Foundation	Aquatic	Program,	a	circuit-           Center	in	San	Gabriel,	California,	out-       members	of	the	community	to	join	them.	
training	class,	and	a	presentation	by	a	         reach	to	local	service	providers	expanded	    At	Seasons’	Senior	Block	Party	Day,	
local	orthopedic	surgeon	who	spoke	on	           program	opportunities.	“The	week’s	           about	60	people	from	area	seniors	centers	
“The	Benefits	of	Exercise	for	Seniors.”	         activities	included	blood	pressure	checks	    visited	to	compete	at	shuffleboard,	chair	
“We	had	drawings	for	prizes,	and	the	            provided	by	Dreamweaver	Medical	              volleyball	and	Wii	bowling,	reported	
more	activities	people	attended,	the	more	       Group,	a	fitness	demonstration	by	Curves	     Petrina	Gantzer.	She	credited	the	market-
chances	they	had	to	sign	up	for	the	draw-        and	cholesterol	screening	by	Alhambra	        ing	department	for	helping	to	bring	in	so	




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many	people	by	planning	a	day	of	games	
                                                                 Key to Active Aging Week photos
and	sending	invitations.

Over	200	people	from	the	community	           Picture 1                                   Picture 8
at	large	participated	in	the	55+	Wellness	    Piper/bagpipe player Alexander Watt         There was no obstacle to participation
Health	Fair,	titled	“More	to	Life,”	ac-       from the Hamilton County Sheriff ’s         at Aegis Therapies locations, as staff
cording	to	Angela	Butler-Hackett,	Parc	       department led the opening ceremony         and clients worked together to stay
Corporate	Wellness	Director	(Atlanta,	        procession at Seasons in Cincinnati,        active
Georgia).	Sponsored	by	a	local	hospital,	     Ohio, followed by the community’s
“area	independent	and	assisted	living	        executive director and township trustee     Picture 9
communities,	senior	centers,	and	other	                                                   There’s nothing like a T-shirt to showcase
vendors	offered	health	screenings,	exer-      Picture 2                                   participation. At the ‘Climb, Ride, Walk
cise	and	dance	classes,	brain	fitness,	and	   In Billings, Montana, residents of          Triathlon Challenge,’ Country Meadows
other	wellness	information,”	said	Butler-     Mission Ridge/The Vista were active         participants displayed their haute
Hackett.	“Parc	offered	the	brain	fitness	     ‘their way’ in the pool                     design
and	Zumba	classes.”
                                              Picture 3                                   Picture 10
Continued on page 46                          The Enormous Jigsaw Expedition              Starting times were staggered at the
                                              challenged Survivor tribes at Montclair     Country Meadows Triathlon because there
                                  10          Estates Retirement Community in             were more participants than recumbent
                                              Garland, Texas. Which tribe would be        bikes
                                              first to complete the puzzle, made of 25
                                              packing boxes?                              Picture 11
                                                                                          When Active Aging Week participants
                                              Picture 4                                   from Gold’s Gym arrived at the
                                              Each day, tribe members seeking to          Five Senses Garden in Harrisburg,
                                              increase their points walked in the         Pennsylvania, many were not aware of
                                              Survivor Trek at Montclair Estates          the garden. By the time they left, they
                                              in Garland, Texas                           considered volunteering

                                              Picture 5                                   Picture 12
                                              The first annual Golden Sneaker award       A beautiful day greeted people taking
                                              found a home at Cedarwood Station           advantage of the walking trail and
                                              Retirement Residence, in Airdrie,           workout stations. The wellness walk
                                              Alberta, as residents teamed up to ‘out-    was sponsored by Spectrum Generations
                                              step’ a sister community                    Coastal Community Center in
                                                                                          Damariscotta, Maine
                                              Picture 6
                                              In addition to T-shirts, all the walkers    Picture 13
                                              at Aegis Therapies locations received a     Participants proudly wore their vibrant
                                              plastic holder with a booklet describing    ‘Get Active’ T-shirts for the Active Aging
                                              the week’s activities. Many walkers have    Celebration Walk in Sioux Falls, South
                                              kept their badges, displaying them on       Dakota, organized by Active Generations
                                              their walls and furniture
                                                                                          Picture 14
                                              Pictures 7 a & b                            At Mission Ridge/The Vista in Billings,
                                              School started with a welcome banner        Montana, the activity of choice for some
                                              and pep rally featuring the Brandermill     individuals was a strength and stretch
                                              University mascot at Brandermill Woods      class
                                              Retirement Community in Midlothian,

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As	part	of	the	first	Active	Aging	Week	at	   Among	the	hosts	who	reported	their	            things—and	enjoy	them.	Active	aging	is	
Harbor	Place	in	Corpus	Christi,	Texas,	      activities,	it	was	clear	that	organizations	   successful	aging:	being	engaged	in	life.	
Enrichment	Coordinator	Martha	Me-            with	many	locations	encouraged	their	          Functional	limitations	don’t	really	matter.
dina	hosted	36	people	from	two	local	        sites	to	host	Active	Aging	Week.	Of	those	
seniors	centers	who	joined	in	the	seated	    registered	with	ICAA,	hosts	with	numer-        In	2011,	Active	Aging	Week	will	be	held	
volleyball	games.	“All	had	a	great	time,”	   ous	participating	locations	included	Aegis	    from	Sunday,	September	25,	through	Sat-
commented	Medina,	who	said	that	in	          Therapies,	Holiday	Retirement,	Kisco	          urday,	October	1.	The	final	day	is	also	the	
the	past,	volleyball	games	were	not	well	    Senior	Living,	and	Senior	Lifestyle.           International	Day	of	Older	Persons	and	
attended.	“After	Active	Aging	Week,	I	am	                                                   ICAA’s	10th	Anniversary.	Please	consider	
positive	we	will	have	no	trouble	with	par-   Sending the message                            hosting	an	event.	You	can	choose	the	type	
ticipation.”	The	week	was	launched	with	     Beyond	the	social	marketing	message	that	      and	number	of	activities	to	offer.	As	the	
a	group	walk,	and	featured	a	sing-along,	    purposeful	activity	leads	to	better	health	    images	show,	these	activities	definitely	sup-
live	music	and	dance,	Zumba	and	a	“Bal-      and	well-being,	Active	Aging	Week	re-          port	older-adult	wellness	and	our	shared	
ance	for	Life”	presentation.                 minds	older	adults	that	they	can	do	many	      mission	of	Changing	the	way	we	age®.



                                                                                            Active Aging Week 2010 was sponsored by
                                                                                            Aegis Therapies, the Institute for Preventive
                                                                                            Foot Health, Thor•Lo, and MATRIX Fit-
                                                                                            ness Systems.


46    The Journal on Active Aging • November/December 2010