Active Aging Week 2021 Highlights the Importance of Wellness
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As North America continues contending with the pandemic, the importance of physical, mental and social health among all populations has been front and center. Aiming to introduce or reinforce healthy lifestyles to as many older adults as possible, Active Aging Week 2021, presented by Humana, embodies an essential, life-changing mission.
Active Aging Week, October 4-10, 2021 It's not too late to register as a host organization for AAW 2021 to make a difference in your community. Simply access the registration form, or get more details at

Taking place October 4-10 around the globe, the 19th annual Active Aging Week (AAW) is led by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) and provides valuable opportunities for adults to engage physically, socially, cognitively, spiritually, professionally and civically. Host organizations, including senior living communities, senior centers, fitness centers, YMCAs, libraries, cities and others, offer events and activities at the local level, at low-to-no-cost to participants.

"Earlier this year, ICAA released a Call to Action to reclaim health and wellbeing for older people by integrating wellness throughout organizational operations," says Colin Milner, founder and CEO of ICAA. "Active Aging Week is an ideal initiative to support this Call."

Opportunities abound

AAW 2021 will have a hybrid format, with in-person and online offerings according to local health and safety guidelines. Past events have included kayaking, plant therapy, organized walks, fitness classes, meditation workshops, cooking demonstrations, educational lectures and much more.

This wide variety of activities and events are designed to encompass the seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. In planning, promoting and implementing their offerings, host organizations can…
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