Active Aging Week Events Announced
Mt. Kisco, NY - The Boxwood Alliance is coordinating events across upper Westchester and Putnam counties in recognition of Active Aging Week®, the annual health promotion event for adults over 50 years organized by International Council on Active Aging®.
Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council on Active Aging to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. During the week, organizations provide single or multiple activities, free to older adults, to share the active-aging message and showcase their age-friendly wellness programs. The goal of Active Aging Week is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.
The Boxwood Alliance is a collaborative, free aging in place resource for upper Westchester and Putnam older adults, their families and friends.
3-4 PM, Garden Lecture at the Ruth Keeler Library: Gardens Filled With Life - Designing with Northeast Flora. The North Salem Open Land Foundation and the Library present this talk by author and landscape architect, Carolyn Summers. She will speak about the ways in which indigenous (native) plants form the basis of the food web that supports a healthy, biodiverse landscape. 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York 10560, (914) 669 – 5161.
4-5 PM Jazz Vespers at the Pound Ridge Community Church with Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli. All are welcome. Located at the intersection of routes 137 and 172 at 3 Pound Ridge Road, beside the Pound Ridge Elementary school.
1-2 PM, Wii Bowling exercise demonstration for Active Aging Week at the Fox Center, 198 Carpenter Avenue, Mount Kisco. Call 666-8766 to register.
6-7 PM, Mind-Body Wellness Workshop at the Somers Library, 80 Primrose Street, Somers, NY 10589. Register online at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.
10-11:30 AM, A Refreshing Walk Around Armstrong Preserve in recognition of Active Aging Week. The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy's Land Steward will take guests safely through a forested nature preserve. Distance is approximately 1 mile. This walk is not strenuous. Address of Armstrong Preserve: 1361 Old Post Road,Pound Ridge, NY10576. Participants should meet at the top of the driveway. For more information, contact Tate Bushell, Land Steward/ Educator, Pound Ridge Land Conservancy, www.prlc.net or call (201) 788-9053.
6-7 PM. Mind-Body Wellness Workshop at the Somers Library. Eliminate stress with breathing techniques and meditation. Gain calmness and clarity while improving your health. Sponsored by the Art of Living Organization. Register online at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717. Somers Library, 80 Primrose Street, Somers, NY 10589.
7-8 PM Night Time Arts at the Ruth Keeler (North Salem) Library. No registration - newcomers are welcome. Join this art workshop with Maggie Zander for casual creative fun.You do not need to be an artist or an expert to come. "We are looking for some fresh faces... We supply the basic materials." Co-sponsored with the North Salem Recreation Department.
10-1 PM Senior Benefits Information Center at the John C Hart (Shrub Oak) Library. Drop in – no appointment needed. Trained volunteers help older adults and their caregivers find programs and government benefits to help them stretch their budgets. Find out about: Medicare health and prescription plans; Nutrition assistance; the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), and more.
7-8 PM, Art History Lecture: The Impressionists and Beyond -- Edward Degas with LIU Professor Valerie Franco in the Magazine/Media Room at the North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504. Part of an ongoing series. For more information, call 914-273-3887.
1-3 PM, Reception, Food & Live Music. A special event for Active Aging Week, the Reed Memorial Library is hosting older adults who wish to learn more about how they can be actively engaged as volunteers at the library. 1733 Route 6, Carmel. For more information, call Jeanne Buck at 845-225-2439.
2-4 PM. "Ask the Visiting Nurse" Program presented by Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester & Putnamin recognition of Active Aging Week. Come to the VNS Putnam office for a free blood pressure screening and discussion about medical issues. Bring your medical questions to ask the nurse. Bethel Healthcare of Bethel CT will also participate, providing information about joint replacement and rehabilitation. All are welcome. No registration required. The VNS Putnam office is located at 979 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509. The office is in a shopping plaza directly across from the Mobile gas station. Call (845) 278-2550 for more information.
2:30-3:30 PM, Celebrating Fall with Live Music, Food and Fun at Somers Manor. A special event in recognition of Active Aging Week, the Residents of Somers Manor Nursing Home would like to invite their friends and families to join them for a JAZZ CONCERT on their beautiful front lawn! Rain or shine. To enjoy this special event, please feel free to bring a blanket and/or chair. Call Richard Scaeffer for more information or if you would like a tour: 914-373-6456. 189 Route 100, Somers, NY 10589 -- front entrance.
6:30-8PM, In Stitches Knitting Group. Beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome in this fun and friendly group at the Reed Memorial Library, 1733 Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512. Call 845-225-2439 for more information.
6:30-9 PM. "Ahead of Time," a documentary film celebrating the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Library and the Westchester Region of Hadassah Jewish Women. This is the first film in the Changing Their Worlds film festival series. Mount Kisco Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, (914) 666-8041.
7-8 PM, History Lecture: A Fond Look Back at the 'Old Put.' Local author Joe Schiavone talks about the Putnam Railway at the Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541. For more information, call 845-628-2009.
10:30-11:45 AM, Special film screening of "The Age of Champions" at the Pound Ridge Library, co-sponsored by the Town of Pound Ridge Senior Recreation Department. Produced by the International Council for Active Aging, “The Age of Champions” is an inspiring documentary film about a group of older competitive athletes -- a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, octogenarian swimmers, and a team of basketball grandmothers. "Age of Champions shares an important story of life that should be celebrated at any age," says producer Keith Chat, managing director of the Documentary Foundation. Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, New York 10576. 914-764-5085. No reservations required. No charge. Bring your lunch to enjoy afterwards.
1-2 PM. Music & Movement at My Second Home, a popular multi-cultural interactive keyboard event that gets everyone on their feet. Led my Michael Fynn. Call to register at 241-0770. My Second Home, 95 Radio Circle,
Mountt Kisco, NY 10549.
7-8 PM, “Frida” Film and Conversation with Prof. Valerie Franco at the North Castle Public Library. A film about Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera into her unforgettable paintings. 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504, 914-273-3887.
12:30-3 PM. Stone Remains, a program coordinated by The New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA). NEARA is primarily interested in above ground stonework found in New England and neighboring states. For over 40 years members have been studying these stone structures, many of which are from the Hudson Valley. Featured speakers at this event are: Tom Brannan: A Critical Review of Several Well Known Artifacts in the Northeast; Rob Buchanan: Putnam County- A Continuous Landscape; and Glenn Kreisberg: Serpent of the North - A Possible Effigy of Draco in the Catskills. Mahopac Public Library, Community Room (3rd floor), Registration is requested. Call 845-628-2009, ext 100.
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