Active Aging Week (Sept 23 - 29), Positive Perceptions of Aging, Inspiring Wellness, 3000 events worldwide

Media Contact:, (404) 861-4769

September 23, 2018 -- New research released this week ( shows that nearly one-third of Americans aged 65 and older say they don’t feel socially engaged.

A majority of respondents say it is important to establish social connections including:

  • Friendships (85%)
  • Companionship (61%)
  • Romantic relationships (22%)


To address this need, the International Council on Active Aging this week is offering a series of programming and events to help aging Americans embrace a healthy lifestyle.


Events are offered in celebration of Active Aging Week (Sept. 23-29), which encourages older adults to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe and supportive environment.


During Active Aging Week (, more than 750,000 people will take part in 3,000+ events throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia to demonstrate the health benefits of active aging.



  • Colin Milner, ICAA Founder and CEO, or 604-763-4595 (cell).
  • Local host organizations
  • Local participants

Colin has advised the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Administration on aging and the U.S. National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging. His bio:

The 2018 theme is “Inspiring Wellness,” and participants aged 50+ will take part in tai chi and yoga classes, hiking trips, nature walks, cooking demos, line dancing classes, memory games, Ping Pong tournaments, art classes, health fairs, and more at neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, senior centers and senior living communities.

Your viewers/listeners/readers can find events in their area via the Active Aging Week site, plus resources and ideas for keeping them active every day!


We can provide examples of events and participants from different nationwide locations for your coverage, such as 96-year-old Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. resident George Heller, who is a competitive rower and race-walking marathoner and spends at least an hour a day exercising, after losing 100 pounds and getting in shape at the age of 55.




Mitch Leff, (404) 861-4769 for the International Council on Active Aging

President, Leff & Associates LLC

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