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.

 

SRG Maravilla Santa Barbara (Senior Resource Group)

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

We are always encouraging our residents to have the mindset of “If not now, When?” We give them the confidence to say “YES I CAN” and to try things for the very first time. We wanted to hit Active Aging week out of the park by offering REMARKABLE activities that would combine FUN and FITNESS as well as camaraderie and community among the residents. By offering Mind, Body and Soul activities we were able to get a wide range of residents who were looking to participate in each of those. Friends were made, fun was had and most importantly, they turned dreams into reality and accomplished something that they never thought was possible. Activities included Bird Watching with one of our Expert residents, Kayaking with a resident who celebrated her 95th birthday, Rock Steady Boxing designed to help with Parkinson’s focusing on strength, balance and endurance, Beach Bike Riding enjoying a little vitamin D and the blue sea and finished off the week at the Ostrich Farm where residents had the opportunity to FEED the Ostriches. So much fun to see all different ages and faces enjoying life to the fullest and living their best life with amazing activities!

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