This October 2-8, 2023, Age Friendly Central Brooklyn, Inc. (AFCBI) is proud to host its 10th annual Active Aging Week. Celebrating the positivity of aging today, AFCBI has curated a weeklong campaign of virtual and outdoor events promoting the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy aging strategies for older adults.
AFCBI is a not-for-profit community-based organization led by a volunteer group of older adults that builds upon the rich experience of adults age 62 and older to ensure they can age in place.
This year, Age Friendly Central Brooklyn Inc (AFCBI) is collaborating with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (MABP) to present Active Aging Week, October 2-8, 2023.
Active Aging Week is presented by Humana and organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, the association that has been leading, connecting and defining the active aging industry since 2001. Age Friendly Central Brooklyn, Inc. has been a member since 2017.
~ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS~
Age Friendly Central Brooklyn, Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based organization, led by a volunteer group of older adults that builds upon the rich experience of adults age 62 and older to ensure they can age in place. Through intentional outreach, AFCBI leverages local resources to improve their overall quality of life. Our Age Friendly Ambassadors engage adults in a myriad of activities to meet the social, economic, cultural, and civic needs of this growing population.
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, a community-based organization serving the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods, our mission is to foster an inclusive, vibrant community anchored by Myrtle Avenue. We do this by engaging and supporting our neighbors, cultivating partnerships, building community capacity ,identifying needs, and providing services that connect our neighbors to resources and opportunities. Our ongoing Myrtle Avenue Age-friendly work is focused on bringing local older adults to the table and giving their voices power to shape our neighborhood, ensuring it remains a place where adults can continue to age in place.
NYAM has served NYC for 176 years and has maintained its relevance through its forward thinking service to New Yorkers. NYAM introduced the Age Friendly initiative to NYC and has been actively involved from inception. AFCBI and MABP are pleased to share the stage with NYAM in bringing AAW to our community.
Let's Celebrate ~ Join us to celebrate the positivity of aging today. Learn about healthy aging strategies for older adults and come dance with us.
Let's Be Aware ~ Join us as we walk the community with our partners-in-service Making Stride Brooklyn to place pink ribbons around the community to increase breast cancer awareness.
Let's Get Digital ~ Join us and our partner-in-service NYAM to learn how to enhance your skills and attitude to thrive in today's digital world. Lunch provided. Space is limited.
Let's Get Physical ~Get those joints juciy with movement and breath-work. A gentle body loving flow to bring harmony to the mind and body.
Let's Talk About It ~ Join us for a conversation on obtaining and sustaining fair and just opportunity to attain the highest level of health care for everyone. Learn about medicare changes. Breakfast & Lunch Provided. Seats are limited.
Let's Dance ~ Put on you dance shoes and move to the groove with the talented teachers of Mark Morris Dance Center.
Let's get fancy ~ Join us for a tour of the Merchants of Tompkins Avenue. Enjoy Older Adults on the AAW Cat Walk.
Let's Be Social ~ Join us and our partners-in-service MARB for a evening of fun and fellowship.
Let's Be Informed ~ Join us for an educational and interactive day of information, preventive medical screening and health awareness.
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GivingTuesday – November 28 – is a generosity movement. Please make a donation to AFCBI. For Age Friendly Central Brooklyn Inc (AFCBI), it is an opportunity to tell our story, engage our advocates, and build an active community to support our mission.