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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

2015 Theme: Live the Adventure
September 19 - 25, 2015

Buncombe County - Flyer


Fit After 50 Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Reuter Family YMCA
- Directions
12 - 4 pm

Baby Boomers are not taking retirement sitting down and at the Y, we believe it is our social responsibility to live a healthy lifestyle and that means continuing to be “Fit after 50.” This action packed day will be specifically designed for our active aging community. Free Health Screenings, Group Ex Demos, Pickleball, 20+ Vendors, games and lectures will round out the day dedicated to enriching the lives of Baby Boomers and beyond will be at the event.


Live Your Adventure! Adventure Center of Asheville Day
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Adventure Center of Asheville
- Directions
9 am - 12 pm

Release your inner child and take advantage of the many activities at Asheville Outdoor Adventure Park.  Reservations Suggested:  For more information and to book online go to www.adventureavl.com or call: 877.247.5539.  Ask for “Fit50” rate code to receive a 20% discount on Sept. 20.


LGBT Social Media Social  
Monday, September 21, 2015
Land of Sky Regional Council
- Directions
2:30 - 4 pm

Want to brag about your adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? Come to the
Social Media Social, hosted by the LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC, to learn more about setting up your
profile, posting updates and connecting with friends on Social Media.


Caring for the Caregiver
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
CarePartners, Seymour Auditorium
- Directions
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Experts from CarePartners and the Council on Aging will have a panel presentation and moderated discussion on caregiver stress and burnout. We will look at a variety of topics: How do to deal with the frustration and stress? Where can you find support? How do you plan for the future? How do you deal with the day to day? Please RSVP and ask about respite care! Contact Dylan Babb 775-7111, dbabb@careparnters.org.


Fall Prevention Day
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Givens Highland Farms
- Directions
3 - 5 pm

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they're not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Please join us for an exploration into the burden of falling, the various causes, and some strategies that you can implement to reduce your chance for injury.


Council on Aging SHIIP Medicare Classes
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Woodfin YMCA
- Directions

Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused about which benefits are right for you? Do you need more information? Come to our Medicare classes, Medicare Choices Made Easy, and with the help of our SHIIP certified counselors, your questions will be answered.

To register for classes visit coabc.org or contact John Wingerter at johnw@coabc.org, 828.277.8288 Ext. 310

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

Buncombe County - Flyer

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