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Active Ageing Week 2017


Active Ageing Week 2017 kicked off on September 24 but you still got until tomorrow to participate.

Active Ageing Week aims to celebrate ageing and encourage older Australians to age gracefully. This is by promoting healthy living and remaining actively engaged in a supportive and safe environment.

Active Ageing Week was launched in 2003 by the International Council on Active Ageing (ICAA). The event is observed during the last week of September every year.

Active Ageing Week 2017 Theme

This year, the event advocates intergenerational connectedness, hence, the theme “Coming Together Active Together”. This year’s theme hopes to bring people of all ages and all stages of life together for a sense of well-being and to share one community. This is because intergenerational connectedness is among the 5 key priorities of ageing well based on the Age Friendly SA Strategy.

There are lots of fun activities awaiting you at the Active Ageing Week so better participate and DRag your loved ones along!

What’s Next After Active Ageing Week 2017

Active Ageing Australia is committed to achieving its goals of helping senior Australians live the latter stages of their lives to the fullest. They also acknowledge the roles of the carers in helping reach these goals.

So, what’s next after Active Ageing Week? The organisation continues its efforts in providing ongoing training and education for elder workers and carers. This is to ensure that they have the right knowledge and skills to do their roles effectively. Likewise, these also enable them to meet accreditation standards.

Feel free to check out the full Active Aging Week training schedule here.

Active Ageing Week Post Event Tips

The organisation is very well concerned about active ageing because of so many factors. For one, let’s recall what usually happens as you age. The body grows frail, the bones lose density, the mind becomes less sharp, and you start to feel aches frequently. The good news, however, is that old age doesn’t have to be this way! Any Australian senior can definitely change their future by choosing to stay active both physically and mentally.

Here are some tips for you to age actively:

Keep a balanced diet

Eating a variety of foods from different groups is beneficial for the body and mind. Make sure to include fruits and vegetables, bread, cereals, and other whole grains. Low-fat milk, meat, fish, and eggs are also recommended.

Do regular physical activities

It is also crucial to engage in regular physical activities at least 30 minutes daily to keep your heart, lungs, and bones healthy. This should only be in the form of moderate activities like walking or stretching.

Actively engage with others

Now, this one’s pretty important to retain a happy emotional state. You can join organisations so you can stay connected in your community. Meeting new people and doing activities together can surely give enjoyable experiences.

These are just some of the things you can do to still be on your optimum health during old age. Meanwhile, there are lots of fun activities awaiting you at the Active Ageing Week so better participate and tag your loved ones along.