Stand up and get moving!  Those are the watchwords for Active Aging Week, which runs from September 25 to October 1.  This year’s theme is “Explore the Possibilities.”

In the video below from KARE 11 TV’s “Motivation Monday” show, Housing Director Katie Bauer talks about this week’s events at Ecumen Seasons of Apple Valley.


Active Aging Week was started in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) as an international event to celebrate aging and active living.   The Council works to engage older adults in wellness activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

“Active Aging Week is an important part of our ongoing mission to change the way society perceives aging,” said Colin Milner, CEO and founder of ICAA. “It has already positively affected the lives of millions of people.”

Past Active Aging Week events have embraced all dimensions of wellness – emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental.