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Healthy Aging Campaign info from the Website

The Healthy Aging® Web site is the official site of the Healthy Aging® Campaign — a national ongoing health promotion designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide information and inspiration for adults, age 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial fitness.

Keys to Healthy Aging:

  • Physical Fitness
  • Social Wellness
  • Financial Fitness
  • Mental Wellness

Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The main objective of Healthy Aging® Month for 2004 is to encourage local level Healthy Aging® events.

Event Suggestions:
  • Stage an event and have an elected official proclaim the national month -- generating publicity for your event.

  • Create a Healthy Aging® Open House.

  • Create an Intergenerational Program.

  • Set up a Healthy Aging® Walk-a-Thon.

  • Give away free Healthy Aging® Materials.

  • Sponsor a senior athletic event, such as a mall-walk, 5K run, or family fun bicycle ride.

  • Promote and run a reading night at your local library. Invite local older adult celebrities to read passages from inspirational books at the event, and promote the event by advertising the celebrity participation.

Information from: Healthy Aging Website

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