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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Montgomery County government invites residents to participate in the second annual Active Aging Week, which is part of a national initiative to promote healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme is “Redefining Active.” Activities include walks, fitness classes, book discussions, language conversation, games, technology classes, volunteer information and meditation.

“Active aging is about being engaged physically, but also socially, intellectually and spiritually,” said Robin Riley, Montgomery County Recreation Director and co-chair of the Age-Friendly Montgomery initiative. “Trying new things and engaging in community activities can keep us healthy and happy throughout our lives. Montgomery County strives to be a fun community that makes staying active easy.”

The Active Aging Week kickoff event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The free event includes a stroll around Brookside Gardens and multiple activity demonstrations, such as Zumba and Tai Chi. Food will be available for purchase.

The calendar of free, “Active Aging Week” events in Montgomery County can be accessed at by clicking on “Senior Calendar.”

The events are being offered by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Recreation, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the Vital Living Network. Local nonprofit organizations and hospitals also will host events.

  • DHHS: Tina Purser-Langley, 240-773-8290 or [email protected]
  • Montgomery County Recreation: Seniors Team, 240-777-4925
  • MCPL: Clotilde Puértolas, 240-777-0198 or [email protected]

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Release ID: 19-310
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507