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Wine Tastings to Walks: Week Promotes Active Living for Seniors

September 24, 2012

Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event of the International Council of Active Aging (ICAA), will be held September 23-29 throughout community and senior centers, retirement communities like Abernethy Laurels, health clubs, hospitals, and parks.

Newton, NC (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion event of the International Council of Active Aging (ICAA), will be held September 23-29 throughout community and senior centers, retirement communities like Abernethy Laurels, health clubs, hospitals, and parks.

Abernethy Laurels, located in Newton, North Carolina, has been chosen as a host site for Active Aging Week. During this week, a variety of events that focus on physical fitness, healthy eating, and overall well-being will take place on the campus of the retirement community.

A lecture on the health benefits of wine, sponsored by Woodmill Winery of Vale, North Carolina, will kick off Active Aging Week at Abernethy Laurels on Monday, September 24 at 2pm. The week of events will conclude on Friday, September 28 with a 5k walk on the campus of the senior living community.

Abernethy Laurels’ Lifestyle Expo will take place on Tuesday, September 25 from 10am-1pm. Vendors from 5 disciplines will be on site to share information about the vast array of resources in the area, these include: arts and education, home and garden, legal and financial, health and wellness, travel and leisure. A few of the vendors attending the expo are Christian Tours, Lenior-Rhyne University, Rock Barn Golf and Spa, Peoples Bank, Medicap Pharmacy, and Sally’s YMCA. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

For a complete list of Active Aging Week events at Abernethy Laurels, please go to http://www.abernethylaurels.org or call Ashley Rader at 828.465.8552.

Piedmont Crossing and Lake Prince Woods, sister communities of Abernethy Laurels, are also host sites for Active Aging Week. Piedmont Crossing, a retirement community in Thomasville, North Carolina, has an Apple Festival, tourism program and a ballroom dancing lesson planned for the week. Lake Prince Woods, located in Suffolk, Virginia, will offer China painting lessons, a genealogy program, and Zumba Gold fitness classes. For a complete listing of events for these communities, please visit their websites at http://www.piedmontcrossing.org. or http://www.lakeprincewoods.org.

“We encourage residents at all of our communities to live healthy by staying physically, socially, and intellectually involved. This week has been wonderfully planned at each retirement community to highlight the active lifestyle that we promote throughout our organization,” said Lee Syria, Interim CEO/ Senior VP of Operations at United Church Homes and Services.

Abernethy Laurels is a continuing care retirement community located in Newton, North Carolina. The not-for-profit community is owned and operated by United Church Homes and Services, which is also based out of Newton, North Carolina. Since 1971, the goal of Abernethy Laurels has been to provide the highest standard of care to seniors in a mission focused environment. For more information about residential living or health services available at Abernethy Laurels, visit http://www.abernethylaurels.org or call toll free 877.637.7941 or 828.465.8552.

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