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Active Aging Week
Website - www.activeagingweekwnc.org

Active aging means living life as fully as possible.  How well we age has more to do with how well we function, and a lot less to do with the years.  And we all function better when we take a walk, visit friends and family, work crosswords or work for money, and sing and dance.  Active Aging Week is an international movement developed by the International Council for Active Aging (ICAA) and is celebrated each year during the last week of September.  Experience a variety of FREE activities that benefit your health and well-being.  Local experts and providers will be offering options listed below.

  • • Health Fairs
  • • Physical Activity Classes
  • • Creative Opportunities
  • • Health Lectures
  • • Balance Screening and Referral

2014 Theme: Let the Adventure Begin
September 21 - 27, 2014

This year's theme - Let the Adventure Begin - encourages organizers and participants to explore life's many possibilities.

Whether it's tai chi, dancing, brain games, a mountain hike or picking up a new hobby, Active Aging Week® activities should be fun, social and stimulating. They should also be free or low cost, educational, and presented in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere.

2014 Events

Buncombe County - Flyer


Community Connections-Transportation Options for All Ages
September 19, 2014
Trinity Episcopal Church -
8:30 am-12:10 pm

Community ConnectionsCome to a fun event filled with hands-on learning and discussion about transportation options for all ages, the young and the old, on Friday, September 19th. This will be Friday before the start of the Active Aging Week. For more details on this event, click here.


Fit After 50 Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Woodfin YMCA
- Directions
12 - 4 pm
ymca logo

Who says it is all downhill after 50?   This event held on September 20 at the Woodfin YMCA features performances, lectures, health screenings, spa offerings, dance and other offerings celebrating Baby Boomers and Beyond and is the kickoff event for Active Aging Week 2014, so Let the Adventure Begin!


Move Your Body
Monday, September 22, 2014
Lakeview Senior Center
- Directions
9 am - 12 pm

The Lakeview Senior Center has some great activities available to keep you on the move and we want to show them to you!  Join us from 9:00am - Noon at the Lakeview Senior Center for free demonstrations of three of our fun fitness activities, a walk for wellness around Lake Tomahawk, and a Snack & Learn session with Healthridge Pharmacy and flu shots!  Call us at 828.669.8610 for more information. 


movement center logoBalance and Flexibility the Feldenkrais® Way  
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Asheville Movement Center
- Directions
2 FREE Sessions - 1 pm and 2 pm

Studies show that movement keeps the brain active, and prevents falls. For more information contact 828.258.7220 or ashevillemovementcenter.com.

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Project EMMA Day!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Battery Park Apartments
- Directions
1 - 3 pm

Eat Better, Move More, Age Well! A time filled with cooking demonstrations, tai chi and more... A project of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County in collaboration with the Asheville YWCA. Contact Turkessa Baten @ 828.253.8024 or TurkessaB@coabc.org. Photo courtesy of Naomi Johnson Photography.


Dance Through the Decadesdance photo
Friday, September 26, 2014
Asheville YMCA
- Directions
6 - 8:30 pm

Travel through time as we wrap up Active Aging Week at the Asheville YMCA. Get your groove on, put on your vintage best and celebrate living life to the fullest!  Charlotte Vargo at 828.210.9622

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Come One, Come All. Bring Your Pickleball!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Reuter Family YMCA
- Directions

Play Day!   Pickleball Tournament:  Sunday, September 21st. This 16 team tournament will offer 3 courts of play and include commemorative shirts and a trophy to the winning team.  Contact Eric Barsotti at: ebarsotti@ymcawnc.org for more details.

2013 Theme: Discover Your Wellness
September 21 - 27, 2013

Brochures, Posters and Flyers
All counties - Poster
Buncombe County - Brochure / Poster
Henderson County - Brochure / Poster
Transylvania County - Poster
Soiree! - Flyer

2012 Theme: Many Journeys, Many Destinations
September 23 - 29, 2012

All counties listing of events - Flyer
Buncombe County - Brochure / Poster
Henderson County - Brochure / Poster
Madison County - Brochure / Flyer
Transylvania County - Poster