Begun in 2003 by the Interna-tional Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September. This will be no exception for John Knox Village residents at the end of this month.
The week-long campaign calls attention to, and wholehearted-ly celebrates, the positivity of aging today. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Wellness.”
It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spot-lights the role models that lead the way.
Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expecta-tions of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health con-ditions, adults over 60 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience well-ness programs and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. It also promotes the benefits of healthier, more active lifestyles across the life span.