|50 Plus Plans Active Aging Week Activities on Sept. 24-28|
Come join a week of activities celebrating Active Aging Week which are being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 50 Plus Department on Sept. 24 though 28. Each is meant to highlight various aspects of the active older adult. Which the exception of Friday's activities, the programs are free, but would-be participants should call (913) 782-1878 to make reservations.
Monday starts the week with a picnic at the recently-renovated Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. Beginning at 11 a.m., participants in this two-hour event will enjoy hot dogs, lemonade, and Sheridan's frozen custard.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park, a 90-minute concert will be presented by the New Horizons Band.
Wednesday is "Mind, Body, and Soul Day at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park, from 1 to 3 p.m. Activities will include a yoga demonstration and information about the difference between yoga, tai chi and Pilates classes.
Thursday's activity will be an open house by the Senior Computer Users Group of Greater Kansas City (SENCOM) at the Olathe 50 Plus Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Participants can learn more about classes offered by SENCOM
in computer basics and how to use e-mail and the Internet.
Friday will wrap up the week with an Afternoon Tea Dance and Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest beginning at 2 p.m. at the new Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. For the cookie contest, participants are asked to bake cookies and bring them for a taste test. First, second and third prizes will be awarded. The cost for this two-hour event is $4 per person. Call (913) 782-1878 for reservations.
Active Aging Week began in 2003 and is a national observance meant to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and proper nutrition for older adults.