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"!