Get ready for Active Aging Week, September 22 - 27 throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, the week is a national initiative of the International Council on Aging , it encourages adults 50 and older to actively age in their communities. Leading the campaign in the Metropolitan area is Sharon Brewer, the Chair and "Face" of Active Aging Week. Among Sharon's many gifts, she is an Ageless Grace certified educator and exemplifies "active again"
Active Aging Week kicks off Monday, September 22 at Senior Connections, 24 East Cary Street, Sportsbackers will lead a workshop "Ramping Up Workplace Activity" showcasing how businesses, organizations and staff can engage in the Active RVA campaign. The closing ceremony is Friday, September 26 at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 5700 Fitzhugh Avenue at 3pm, Jim Rothrock, Commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is the guest speaker. In addition to the opening and closing events, there are several events throughout the week at locations around the Richmond Metropolitan area, for these and more details on Active Aging Week visit Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RVAActiveAgingWeek or http://www.seniorconnections-va.org or call 804-343-3000 and 800-989-2286.