Celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. This campaign also spotlights role models that lead the way. Learn how you can join with thousands of Active Aging Week supporters to help change the way we age.
Tell us what you did during Active Aging Week to redefine the term "Active."
During our 2019 Active Aging Week we challenged our residents to try new things; from having a moment of mindfulness every morning to learning a new dance every afternoon. We hosted a variety of activities focused on all seven dimensions of wellness with a big focus on environmental wellness. We visited a local brewery to learn about their sustainable practises, received a lecture on World Nutrition, adopted a Herons nest from Stanley Park Ecology Society, and set up a Give One Get One table where small items could be traded or reused by someone new. One afternoon, we hosted a square dance with live band and caller. Staff and residents all got the chance to show off their moves. On International Day of Older Adults, we had a glamour shoot. Residents dressed up, enjoyed mimosas, and were pampered by Rodan cosmetics. In addition, we hosted a lecture on the positive uses of Cannabis and held a workshop on building your own wellness toolkit which focused on self-care practices. To top it off, we had an afternoon of mini massages. The week ended with a Wellness Getaway to Whistler! Residents had the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a beautiful location.