September 23, 2020

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

It is time for those 50 years and older to celebrate an active lifestyle with a dynamic week of virtual programs and activities. Active Aging Week takes place Oct. 5-11, as part of a national initiative promoting healthy lifestyles.

Highlights of the event include the “Go, Grow & Get Active” signature event, hosted by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens. This event will be held virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 to 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.

Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Recreation, Montgomery County Public Libraries, 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.

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

More information is available in the press release.