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Active Aging Week Health Fair
October 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Roberts Downtown Fitness Center 504-754-1101
2019 Active Aging Week Health Fair
New Orleans Healing Center and Downtown Fitness Center invites adults aged 50+ to inspire wellness within their community as part of Active Aging Week 2019, presented by Humana
New Orleans Healing Center and Downtown Fitness Center is excited to invite all New Orleans adults aged 50+ to Active Aging Week Health Fair on Oct 1-7, 2019 9:00 am until 1:00 pm daily to celebrate the 18thannual Active Aging Week, presented by Humana.
Active Aging Week presented by Humana brings together thousands of adults aged 50 and older to participate in activities that promote fun, friendship, adventure, and positive perceptions of aging.
Led by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week promotes wellness to older adults since 2003. This year’s theme – Redefining Active– emphasizes engaging as fully as possible in all areas of life, regardless of health.
Along with other organizations around the world, New Orleans Healing Center and Downtown Fitness Center is proud to support the initiative as a host organization embracing the Redefining Active theme. Our 2019 Active Aging Week Health Fair will be one of thousands of events in 2019 taking place across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia from October 1 to October 7, 2019.
New Orleans Healing Center and Downtown Fitness Center is hosting at
New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
These activities provide a safe, welcoming environment in which to pursue new interests and embrace a vibrant, active lifestyle.
“Active Aging Week inspires wellness by encouraging people to participate fully in life at any age, regardless of mental or physical capacity,” says Colin Milner, ICAA’s founder and CEO. “We created Active Aging Week as the ideal time for people to get out and have some fun, and even adopt healthy new activities into their lives on a longer-term basis. Aging should be celebrated and embraced rather than ignored, and I’m personally inspired by all the new activities our host partners come up with every year to do exactly that.”
About Active Aging Week
Started in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates aging and active living each year in the last full week of September. Host organizations engage older adults in their local communities with wellness activities and events provided in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. These organizations plan and deliver their own schedules of events targeted to any or all of the dimensions of wellness – emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental. Programming is offered at low-to-no cost to participants to ensure that cost is no barrier to participation. National sponsors of Active Aging Week 2019 include Humana, Abbott, Aegis Therapies/EnerG® by Aegis, Domtar, and SwimEx.
About New Orleans Healing Center and Downtown Fitness Center
About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging – an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness – and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia (Canada) Ministries of Health and Healthy Living and Sport.