The PALM will celebrate its second consecutive year of Active Aging Week from Monday September 22nd to Friday September 26th. Founded and established by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA,) Active Aging Week is an annual health promotion event held during the last week of September. The week-long observance celebrates adults ages 50 and older as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of mature adults to live well, regardless of age or health conditions.
We welcome you to join us for our classes and events during this special week free of charge. We are often asked about our name PALM–an acronym meaning Positive Aging in Lower Merion. Then we are asked, “What is Positive Aging?” Positive Aging is Active Aging, in which you are actively engaged in life and living purposefully in all its dimensions, including the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, professional, environmental and social. Aging within these dimensions keeps you involved, alert, and enjoying a productive life.
The motto of this year’s Active Aging Week is “Let the Adventure Begin.” Here at the PALM, we are taking the Adventure idea to the next level with a week of Wild West themed activities. During our celebration, we invite you to the PALM where you can get engaged, stay engaged and enjoy sharing you talents, skills and friendship with many other Active Aging Adults.
Special Active Aging Week Events:
(These are in addition to our regularly scheduled classes and activities.)
Monday, September 22nd:
9am: Opening Ceremonies- “Let the Adventure Begin” Presentation
10am-12: Nutrition Seminar
Tuesday, September 23rd:
9am: Yoga Demonstration
10am: Palm Tappers Performance
11:30am: Founders Day Luncheon
12:30pm: Drum Circle activity
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10:30am: “Adventure Begins” Story Circle
Thursday, September 25th
9am: Stretch and Tone fitness demo
10:30am-12:30: PALM Merri Notes choir performance of favorite Wild West songs
Friday, September 26th
10am: Western-themed Fashion show
12:30pm: Western Dance Party, featuring square and line dancing
All Week Long:
Active Aging Agility Course, including milkjug target practice, horseshoes, ping pong, and beanbag throw. Inside and outside activites.
Free admittance to all classes. (Materials fees may apply.)
Learn more about the PALM with tours and information sessions.