2008-09-19 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Celebrating Active Aging Week

Older adults can discover a way to choose an active life by participating in the annual Active Aging Week, held from September 22 through September 26. This health promotion event, sponsored by International Council on Active Aging and hosted by Millennium Development, will be held throughout parts of Queens, in various locations.

The goal of Active Aging Week is to expose as many older adults as possible to the experience of living a fulfilled and active life through a broad array of activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

During Active Aging Week, organizations will provide 101 activities, share the active-aging message and showcase their age-friendly wellness programs. Active Aging Week gives older adults a chance to build a sense of community and camaraderie, which are keys to motivating them to start and stay active.

Activities include tai chi, yoga on the beach, stretch band exercise, nature fitness walking, canoeing, fitness aerobics, ballroom dancing and more.

On Wednesday, September 24 there will be Morning Yoga and All-in-One Exercise (bring a beach chair) at Tribute Park at 9 a.m.; Fitness Nature Walk, Tribute Park to boardwalk, starting at 10 a.m.; Tai Chi at World Champion Karate Center at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive at 11 a.m.; Saint Camillus Senior Center, 99-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Staywell Exercises at 1:30 p.m.

On Friday, September 26 on Beach 17 Street and the Promenade at 9 a.m. there will be Chair Yoga (bring a beach chair); at 10 a.m. a Fitness Walk on the Promenade. Chair Aerobics with Suzy takes place at Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Ocean Bay Senior Center, 441 Beach 51 Street at 11:45 a.m. is the cite for an Easy Exercise Program, and WiI Sports and Fitness video games. For further information, call 718-444- 0101 ext. 10.

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