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Acts Retirement Life Communities (Brittany Pointe Estates)
Tell us what you did during Active Aging Week to redefine the term "Active."
Among other things during Active Aging week, we held a "Try Something New Day" at Brittany Pointe. We offered such things as exotic fruits, foods and juices; steel drum lessons from a master drum-builder; sign-ups for Axe Throwing trip; lessons on knitting/crochet and sign-up for Knit-Pickers group, to make scarves and hats for a charity; instructions and demo of "Petangue," a French sport; creation of a class on Apps such as Uber, Lift, MapQuest, etc; sign-up for an excursion to a local Escape Room; and much more. The idea was to try new things outside of the comfort zone of the residents. It was a huge success! We had approximate 70 to 80 residents participate. All raved about it! We will make this a tradition. Many residents are eager to learn new things and have actually suggested more things we can try!