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Sep 12

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Active Lifestyles Program Hosts Active Aging Week

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 10:19 AM by Communications Department

 September 24 – September 30

Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event for adults over 50 years, is organized by the International Council on Active Aging®. This year’s week, themed Ignite Your Passion, takes place from Sunday, Sept. 24 - Saturday, Sept 30. During the week, organizations provide single or multiple activities, free to older adults, to share the active-aging message and showcase their age-friendly wellness programs. The goal of Active Aging Week is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. Join the Newport News Active Lifestyles Program as they celebrate Active Aging Week with a variety of exciting events. age 2
  • Monday, September 25 - Friendly competition! Start the week off with Pinochle, Bid Whist, and Pool Tournaments. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Hilton Senior Center, 605 Hilton Blvd.  Call Lucy at 247-2451 for more information on the activities.
  • Tuesday, September 26 - Twice the fun! Enjoy Active Line Dancing from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Courthouse Way Community Center, 14302 Old Courthouse Way.  Call Tanika at 886-7929 to sign up! More interested in food than dance? Go on a Restaurant Tour of Newport News at 10 a.m.  For more information on that contact Carolyn at 812-7909.
  • Wednesday, September 27 - Come and play in a Mah Jong Tournament from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at North Newport News Community Center, 605 South Ave. Call Carla at 591-4850.
  • Thursday, September 28 - “Make It & Take It Crafts” from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. at Doris Miller Community Center, 2814 Wickham Ave. Call 247-8622 for more information.
  • Friday, September 29 - End the week with Fun & Fitness! Walk with Ease, Boot Camp, Pickleball, and Bingo Blast from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Brittingham Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr. For more information, call 591-4853.
Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council on Active Aging to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. For more information on the overall week, call the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 926-1400.

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