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Heisinger Bluffs residents didn’t let their chronological age limit them! Residents were excited to celebrate active aging events throughout the whole month of October. During Active Aging Week alone, we discussed the perceptions of aging, learned about bone health while constructing veggie skeletons, played wellness bingo, sponsored a community wide health fair with 16 local vendors, and wrapped up the week with music and memory. Throughout the month, residents were provided with a variety of daily exercise classes as well as fun Wellness Wednesday themed dress up days. As our local community prepared for the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” Heisinger Bluffs held its own walk this year with an Alzheimer’s Association special guest speaker. We concluded the month with an autumn festival that left everyone buzzing with excitement. Residents participated in games and a stein holding contest (filled with decorative pieces). Our strongest resident persevered and beat out some staff members! At Heisinger Bluffs we believe aging is living! We strive to push past the “ordinary” and truly enjoy every moment of living.