Celebrate Active Aging Week at the Pohl Center!

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Active Aging Week 2023 • October 2-8

Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to celebrate aging and to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. The campaign’s overriding goal is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Active Aging Week celebrates how positive the process of aging can truly be. Active Aging Week encourages adults over the age of 50 to take advantage of all that life has to offer. Staying active in all areas of life is good for the body, mind and soul. The benefits are even greater when you participate in fun or meaningful activities with others. 

The Juanita Pohl Center is happy to participate in this event by offering fun activities for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Join us for exercise classes, walks, special presentations and more! Active Aging Week highlights all of the different ways that you can participate in simple exercise. There truly is something for everyone.

*Pre-registration is required for select programs and activities noted below:

Monday, October 2

9-9:30 a.m. – JPC Walking Group – Come walk with us! FREE

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

2-3 p.m. – Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body – Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. FREE – *Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, October 3

11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Silver&Fit Level 3 Excel – FREE during Active Aging Week

1:30-3:30 p.m. – Intro to Pickleball – Come experience the exciting game of pickleball, a paddle game with a plastic ball! You will learn the basic rules, practice the basic shots, and play a game or two. Instructors will also explain where and how to find where you can play in the future. Wear comfortable/active clothes and athletic shoes, equipment will be provided. FREE – *Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, October 4

10-11 a.m. – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

2-3 p.m. – Intro to Tai Chi & Qigong – Want to improve your balance? Increase your concentration and focus? Feel calm and content? Learn Tai Chi & Qigong! Give it a try. This one-hour class will give you a taste of these wonderful arts that have lists of benefits. Plus, they are fun and they make you feel good. FREE – *Pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 5

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Day Trekkers – Silver Falls State Park – Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. Enjoy lunch in this standout scenic treasure. Please note: There are stairs involved and some parts of the trail may be slick. Distance: 3.2 miles. Elevation Gain: 400ft. Fee includes bag lunch and transportation. $40 Resident/$67 Non-Resident – *Pre-registration required. 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Silver&Fit Level 3 Excel – FREE during Active Aging Week

2-3:30 p.m. – Conversations on Aging: Let’s Talk About Healthy Aging – Let’s talk about steps we all can take to ensure a better quality of life as we grow older! Healthy aging includes these four essentials: physical exercise; a healthy diet; keeping an active mind and maintaining a positive attitude. Join a group of your peers to discuss successes and struggles, resources and more. FREE – *Pre-registration required.

Friday, October 6

10-11 a.m. – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

FULL WEEK EVENT: Walk Through the Week – Challenge yourself to see how long you can walk in a week! Record the number of minutes you walk between Oct. 2-8. Turn in your form by 5 p.m. October 11 to be entered to win raffle prizes. Forms can be picked up at the center or found online. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Pohl Center or emailed to sshepherd@tualatin.gov.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as some programs have limited space available.  Participants can register online by visiting www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/active-aging-week-oct-2-8 or by calling 503-691-3061.

We hope to see you at the Juanita Pohl Center for Active Aging Week in October!

Keep Actively Aging!