As Seen In “Wheaton Patch” — “Wyndemere Taking Different Approach to Active Aging Week”

As Seen In “Wheaton Patch” — “Wyndemere Taking Different Approach to Active Aging Week”

Wheaton Senior Living Community Participates in the World-Wide Health Initiative.

Hundreds of thousands of older adults will participate in Active Aging Week from New York to Australia – and in Wheaton – proving an active lifestyle doesn’t diminish with age. Wyndemere senior living community has planned a week full of activities for its residents starting September 24. Residents will scour the 22-acre campus on a scavenger hunt. Another day includes an excursion to the Cosley Zoo. The challenges go beyond physical and the special week at Wyndemere includes activities to stay mentally and spiritually active, including a meditation session, creative writing workshops, and brain game challenges. According to a study done by Harvard University, learning difficult new skills in older age is associated with improved memory, delaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and preserving a quality of life.

Starting in 2003, Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise. The other 51 weeks of the year, you’ll find Wyndemere residents on biking trails, practicing Tai Chi, painting in the art studio and continuing their education by taking colleges classes. Active Aging Week is a time to spotlight the importance of keeping the mind and body active in the aging population.

The other 51 weeks of the year, you’ll find Wyndemere residents on biking trails, practicing Tai Chi, painting in the art studio and continuing their education by taking colleges classes. Active Aging Week is a time to spotlight the importance of keeping the mind and body active in the aging population.

 

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