In 2003, the International Council on Active Aging launched the first Active Aging Week. The purpose of this week is to remember and celebrate how incredible the process of aging can be. When well supported and resourced appropriately, older adults can continue to experience a high quality of life for decades.
Active Aging Week encourages anyone over the age of 50 to take hold of all that life has to offer. One of the primary ways to maintain quality of life into the older years is through movement, exercise, and an emphasis on holistic wellness. The International Council on Aging seeks to promote various wellness initiatives and encourage physical movement in seniors worldwide through Active Aging Week.
Read more about Active Aging Week below…
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The History of Active Aging Week
- 1950: The National Committee on Aging - The National Social Welfare Assembly coordinated the first National Committee on Aging.
- 1995: Aging & Health Program - The World Health Organization organized the Aging & Health Program with the goal of addressing the needs of an aging population.
- 2001: ICAA Formed - The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is set into motion.
- 2003: First Active Aging Week - The ICAA launches the first ever Active Aging Week.
- 2017: Growth After Launch - 3,000+ host organizations (and counting!) worldwide are registered to participate in Active Aging Week.
What’s Happening in San Diego for Active Aging Week 2022?
- YMCA Events: The YMCA is celebrating life at 50+! Join the Y October 3-10 for Active Aging Week. The Y has a long history of supporting older adults to stay active for a lifetime. The YMCA will be free and open to adults ages 50+ all week, with workshops, classes, and seminars tailored for the 50+ community. Each day will highlight various programming and activities. Visit YMCA Active Aging Week to learn more!
- County of San Diego Events: Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention - This is actually an 11-week class offered by the San Diego County Health Promotion Team, ending right around Active Aging Week. Running from August to October at Stagecoach Park in Carlsbad, Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based falls prevention program that utilizes the Sun style of Tai Chi. It also offers relaxation and has been proven to decrease pain and incidences of falls. This program is beneficial for older adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases, or related musculoskeletal conditions. It is appropriate for individuals who are at a higher risk of falling and dementia-affected individuals.
The program is offered every Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 AM (Option 1) and 9:00 am – 10:00 AM. Click here to register!
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