DAMARISCOTTA — A Fall Fitness Fiesta, Coastal’s Fitness Tapas Party, is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Those who attend can explore the possibilities of fitness by kicking off Active Aging Week. Take part in a three or 5K walk, run or bike ride as-you-can challenge. Participate in parking lot games for all ages, wheelchairs and walkers too. The event will include fitness, exercise and wellness demonstrations, raffles, prizes and more.

Suggested donation is $10, walk, run or bike fee is $5. Proceeds will be used for programs and services offered by center. For more information, call Robin Maginn at 563-1363 or visit www.activeagingweek.com.

Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September. The weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.

Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults older than 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life-physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment. It also promotes the benefits of healthier, more active lifestyles across the life span.


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