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Active Aging Week Connects Montgomery County Residents 50+ to Dynamic Virtual Programs & Activities

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 21, 2020

Residents are invited to participate in the third annual Active Aging Week Oct. 5-11, as part of a national initiative promoting healthy lifestyles. A wide range of programs and opportunities are available throughout the week.

“Active aging is about being engaged physically, socially, intellectually and spiritually,” said Robin Riley, director of Montgomery County Recreation 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 “Go, Grow & Get Active” signature event, hosted by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, will be held virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.   View the event on County Cable Montgomery and follow along for Zumba Toning, Laughter Yoga and TaijiFit demonstrations.  Physicians from “Walk with a Doc” will provide health tips and encourage everyone to celebrate “Walk Maryland Day!”, also held on Oct. 7.

Go to the County’s seniors website and click on “senior calendar” for a full schedule of  free Active Aging Week events. Activities include walks, fitness classes, book discussions, language conversation, games, technology skill classes, volunteer information, and much more.

Events are co-sponsored 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, Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery Energy Connection - Department of Environmental Protection. Local nonprofit organizations and hospitals will also host events.

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Media Contact: Mary Anderson, mary.anderson@montgomerycountymd.gov                            
Carmen Berrios-Martinez, carmen.berrios@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

 

Release ID: 20-519
Media Contact: Mary Anderson, 240-777-6507