– By Alison Kennedy Hand
Active Aging week is a nationally recognized week from October 1 – 7 sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). This year’s theme, “Redefining Active,” is about engaging in all areas of wellness — physical, spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational and environmental.
ICAA states that active aging is about engaging with family, friends and your community to learn and try new things, such as volunteering, mentoring and pursuing professional development or an entrepreneurial endeavor. Other ways to be engaged include traveling, maintaining an active spiritual/religious life, having a healthy lifestyle, and being more mindful. Ultimately ICAA states it is about positively engaging in all aspects of life benefitting both the individual and the community as a whole.
Florida Presbyterian Homes will be recognizing Active Aging Week with the following events:
- Tuesday, October 1 – A Fall Tea – Celebrating the Season at 2:00pm in the Main Dining Room. Pam Herbert and ALF staff to host.
- Thursday, October 3 – Brain Games – Cognitively Engaged at 10:00am in the Chapel presented by Etta Owens.
- Friday, October 4 – Fall Prevention and What Healthcare Should Be at 2:00pm in the Chapel presented by Dr. Romero.
On behalf of FPH and the Wellness Team, we’re pleased to join with thousands of Active Aging Week supporters as we work to help change the way we age.