United Church Homes and Services Retirement Communities Announce Active Aging Week Plans

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It's never too late to experience new adventures, whether they are big or small. Older adults at United Church Homes and Services communities will free their adventurous spirits during Active Aging Week. http://www.uchas.org

I encourage everyone, especially those 50 and older, to visit our communities and make a commitment to live active and healthy.

It's never too late to experience new adventures, whether they are big or small. An adventure can mean a physical trip, or a destination of the heart and mind. Older adults living at United Church Homes and Service communities will free their adventurous spirits during Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event being held September 21-27, 2014.

Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging, is a week long observance that celebrates adults ages 50 and older as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active and engaged lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of older adults to live well, regardless of age or health conditions.

Abernethy Laurels and Lake Prince Woods, both United Church Homes and Services continuing care retirement communities, are registered as Active Aging Week host sites. Both communities will conduct numerous events throughout the week that emphasize the importance of healthy living. Abernethy Laurels, located in Newton, NC, is planning a hike at a local park and a business expo that will showcase a variety of disciplines. In Suffolk, Va., Lake Prince Woods will kick off Active Aging Week with numerous fitness classes and conclude the week with workshops that focus on nutrition and overall well-being.

"Our retirement communities are eager to host Active Aging Week each year. Those living at our communities as well as those in the greater community are offered a week of new adventures, education and fun," stated Lee Syria, CEO of United Church Home and Services. "I encourage everyone, especially those 50 and older, to visit our communities and make a commitment to live active and healthy."

For details and a full schedule of events, visit Abernethy Laurels' website at http://www.abernethylaurels.org or Lake Prince Woods' at http://www.lakeprincewoods.org.

United Church Homes & Services, a not-for-profit corporation located in Newton, NC, operates three continuing care retirement communities, a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), and six affordable senior housing communities across North Carolina and Virginia. For additional information, contact Joy Cline at 465-8014 or visit our website at http://www.uchas.org.

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