Theme: “Explore the Possibilities”
Active Aging Week (AAW) is a part of a national initiative of the International Council on Active Aging to encourage persons age 50 and over to actively age in their communities. Last year, over 40 community partners across the Greater Richmond Region participated in this week-long celebration showcasing an array of healthy, engaging activities. Each featured activity is no, or very low cost. This year’s theme, “Explore the Possibilities,” is a call to action led by Active Aging Week Chair, Coach George Lancaster, former Basketball Coach at Highland Springs High School.
The 2016 Kickoff Event, hosted by Bon Secours Richmond, will take place on Monday, September 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico. Bon Secours will hold their second Annual Bon Secours Richmond Successful Aging Forum for seniors and caregivers. The Forum will feature local celebrity Emily Kimball, “The Aging Adventurer” as the keynote speaker. The Closing Event is set for Friday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Genworth Financial, 6620 West Broad St., Richmond. The Richmond Chapter of Aging 2.0 hosts an Expo and Pitch event. In addition, pre-selected local startups will be given the opportunity to “pitch” their startup ideas to the audience. Please view the full and detailed calendar of activities at Facebook.com/RVAActiveAgingWeek or agewellva.com.
2016 AAW Planning Committee Members are The Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition, Anthem Healthkeepers, Inc., CareMore, Family Lifeline, Sheltering Arms, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, FeedMore, YMCA of Greater Richmond, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg with support from the Bon Secours Richmond and Sports Backers. This week-long event is by funders of the Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition: Genworth Financial, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, The Community Foundation, The Jenkins Foundation and United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg. We are grateful for the generosity and dedication of our community helping to make this another successful year in promoting healthy aging and wellness for older adults and their families across Greater Richmond. Special thanks are extended to all supporters and participants. Please feel free to contact Sara Morris, Coordinator, Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information.