Assisted Living Residents Take Part in the Olympics

As part of a celebration of “Active Aging Week,” seniors at Coventry Meadows Assisted Living Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana took part in their very own Olympic games, the News-Sentinel reports. Seven other assisted living facilities took part in the games, hosted by Coventry Meadows. Residents took part in activities such as cornhole, ladder golf, Wii bowling and basketball. Assisted living residents celebrate Active Aging Week

According to Nathan Jackson, general manager of Coventry Meadows, a total of 45 seniors participated in Tuesday’s games. While some residents have more physical capabilities than others, all had a great time whether or not they performed well.

This fun scenario was just one of many events taking place at assisted living homes across the nation this week, as seniors celebrate Active Aging Week, an annual event sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging. Active Aging Week aims to bring awareness to the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle throughout our golden years to improve longevity and quality of life.

Other components of Active Aging Week include:

  • Presentations on healthy lifestyle
  • Brain fitness activities and promoting healthy outlooks
  • Complimentary health and fitness assessments
  • Group exercise, strength training, yoga and more
  • Games and other physical and cognitive challenges
  • Solitary and group strolls and walks
  • Health fairs, government programming
  • Food, prizes, free pedometers, free t-shirts and other health-related gadgets

The goal of Active Aging Week is to promote activities that enable seniors and residents of senior living settings to learn about ways they can stay active both physically and cognitively. Activities are designed to be free, fun, lighthearted and friendly yet competitive. Educational activities are welcomed, whether to improve cognition or to build awareness about healthy lifestyles.

International Council on Active Aging Conference

The International Council on Active Aging also hosts an annual conference. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the International Council on Active Aging and will be held from December 1 through December 3, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Professionals from every corner senior care industry will be in attendance, including fitness professionals, physical therapists, assisted living and nursing home executives, retirement professionals and even representatives from general health and wellness fields. This diverse group of professionals offers the unique opportunity to bring a variety of fields of expertise together to improve ideas and strategies for active aging.

If you’re planning to attend this year’s conference, don’t forget your workout gear: Your ticket entitles you to daily, early morning workouts!

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