Many journeys, many destinations: Active Aging Week at the Simon Family JCC

by | Aug 31, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sept. 23–Sept. 29

The Simon Family JCC will recognize senior adult members during the week of Active Aging with the theme: Many journeys, many destinations, by hosting a drop in event on Thursday, Sept. 27, when any senior over the age of 60 entering the JCC from 9 am to 2 pm, will receive a special gift of recognition.

The eyes of the younger generations are watching as older adults transform outdated concepts about “seniors” into the new realities of active aging, embracing the philosophy that people can optimize their physical, social and mental well-being throughout their lives. As older adults progress on their journey through life, they can maintain optimal health by keeping themselves physically and mentally active.

Active Aging Week promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale by giving adults the opportunity to experience activities and exercise in a safe friendly and fun atmosphere.

Active Aging Week is organized by the International Council on Active Aging, the association that supports professionals who develop wellness and fitness facilities and services for older adults.

“We welcome all seniors to the JCC to show them what the JCC has to offer,” says Sherry Lieberman, senior adult program coordinator. “If you are a senior who comes to the JCC but does not participate in the many programs the senior department has to offer, this is the time to find out. From general meetings and lunches, to fun holiday events, to Yiddish and book clubs, to senior movie days and senior socials, we are providing our senior adults with spiritual, social cognitive and emotional aspects of wellness. Coupled with our wonderful fitness facilities, the JCC has everything an older adult needs to stay healthy.”

Call 757-321-2338 for more information.

The Simon Family Jewish Community Center is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.