October 1 - 7, 2019

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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.

 

Bozeman Health Hillcrest Senior Living

Tell us what you did during Active Aging Week to redefine the term "Active."

Active Aging week in Bozeman Montana encompassed many different opportunities for participants to "Redefine Active"! We began the week with a speaker from our local circus and performance arts company, he kept us laughing and showed us there is always more to learn about laughter, creativity and extraordinary ways they can reach people. This set the tone for a week. We went to the Senior Center to watch Geri Actors theater group perform with actors from ages 66-96. We experienced creativity by taking woodworking and cooking classes. Explored new physical activities such as bird watching, Aqua fit, trail walking, went to a goat farm and learned line dancing. We redefined our active minds by having many educational speakers. We joined the after school program Kidslink for some intergenerational play, we hoola hooped and had relay races and played games with the kids. Giving back is a great way to stay active and engaged, a group of 10 volunteers went to the community café to serve meals one evening for people in need, afterwards one of the volunteers said "I feel like I have Actively Aged this week, but in a good way!"

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