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.

 

For All Ages, Inc.

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

We chose Active Aging Week to launch our Chairs For All Ages program. This innovative, intergenerational program connects older adults from the community with high school technical education students to redesign Adirondack chairs to be easier for older adults to use, and to build 10 chairs over the course of 10 weeks. Beginning in January, 2020, high school art students will work with another group of older adults from the community for another 10 weeks to design and paint the chairs. The chairs will be placed in pairs throughout Simsbury, CT in spring 2020 to encourage residents to exercise by exploring the town on foot. And the chairs will be placed in pairs to encourage connection!

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