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How to Celebrate Active Aging from A to Z

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The month of October ushers in a fresh season of fall activities, including the celebration of Active Aging Week! This annual event begins on the first Monday in October to encourage adults over 50 to take advantage of all that life has to offer. 

With roots dating back to 2003, The International Council on Active Aging officially held the first Active Aging Week to challenge society’s diminished expectations of aging. The council wanted to express that regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life, including physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and environmental.

What does “Active Aging” mean?

Active Aging is a term used to describe the maintenance of positive well-being, including good physical, social and mental health, as well as continued involvement in one's family, peer group, and community throughout the aging process. At Resort Lifestyle Communities, we wholeheartedly embrace this concept and celebrate the positivity of aging today. That’s why our communities offer a robust activity calendar and a worry-free environment for seniors to live independently and enjoy their retirement years to their fullest.

Time to get inspired!

There's no shortage of ideas when it comes to enjoying life at all stages. In fact, the team at Resort Lifestyle Communities developed a list of 26 activities to help you kick off Active Aging Week. They range from A to Z, so you can choose a handful or an entire alphabet full of fun in this particular season.

Disc golf
Exercise bands
Fly fishing
Guided meditation
Hula hooping
Indoor gardening
Massage therapy
Nature walks
Oil painting
Ring toss
Water aerobics
Xbox games
Yoga poses

What other ideas would you add? We’d love to hear from you. We’d also enjoy having you join us for a complimentary class or activity. There’s always something fun and exciting going on at RLC. Simply find a community near you, and call or email us to set up a time to stop by!


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Resort Lifestyle Communities

Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) develops all-inclusive resort-style communities to provide a relaxing and worry-free retirement lifestyle for residents. The comfort, safety, and enjoyment of our residents are our top priorities. For this reason, every community is staffed with live-in managers, a 24/7 emergency alert system and concierge service, gourmet chefs, housekeepers, maintenance staff, a full-time lifestyle director, and more. For more information about RLC, visit

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