Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Active Aging Week

Active Aging Week is an annual event, initiated by the International Council of Active Aging and held at senior centers and retirement communities all over, based on the philosophy that people can optimize and enhance their physical, social, and mental well-being throughout their lives.

This year's Active Aging Week theme "Many journeys, many destinations" emphasizes the individual and very diverse paths individuals take to achieve whole person wellness, which fits perfectly in line with Springmoor's Pathways wellness program.

Throughout the week, Springmoor residents participated in dozens of events from seminars to storytelling to fitness assessments and everything in between.  Over 250 residents and staff members attended the annual Health and Wellness fair, featuring 23 outside vendors.  The mayor, Nancy McFarlane, was even on hand to proclaim September 27th "Senior Health and Wellness Day"!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Triangle Heart Walk

Despite the rainy weather and chilly temperatures, Springmoor residents and staff joined together with thousands of others at the PNC Arena for the Triangle Heart Walk.  This event, through the American Heart Association, is held to spread awareness of America's number one killer, cardiovascular disease.  

The funds raised from this event contribute to getting the latest heart disease information into the hands of doctors, pediatric heart and stroke research, and spreading the word on life saving information.  

After completing the one mile route, a woman approached the residents at the finish line to let them know they inspired her to finish the walk!