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Active Aging Week Events

Celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society.

The Belmar Public Library has three great Active Aging event s planned for this week for seniors and their caregivers:

Aging Gracefully: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally & Spiritually

Roseann Petropoulos

11 am Monday, October 3, 2022

Aging is inevitable, how we age depends upon our perception. We are as old as we live.

Roseann will discuss the choices we have to age gracefully: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A short meditation will awaken our potential.

Healthy Steps for Seniors

Gentle Moves to Upbeat Music

Ginger Decker

10 am Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Healthy Steps is a therapeutic exercise and dance program rooted in solid principles of physical therapy.

Great for all levels of mobility, from seated to standing!

Ginger is a Certified Healthy Steps Instructor and Reiki Master practicing the Healing Arts since 2000.

TAI CHI Demonstration Session

 Melinda Applegate

Asian Healing Arts Practitioner

5 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tame Your Age

How to manage aging for an active life

Dr. Arthur Veilleux, PT

5:30 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

We begin at 5 pm with a Tai Chi session led by Melinda Applegate, Asian Healing Arts Practitioner.

At 5:30 pm Dr. Arthur Veilleux, PT, will share the latest medical science and research available to help seniors create a plan to manage their body’s aging process and maintain an active and satisfying lifestyle.

Expressive Meditative Art Session

For Caregivers of Aging Loved Ones

Kat Verdi

11 am Thursday, October 6, 2022

Caregivers are important too!

Kat Verdi, Aging Adult Advocate, conducts a creative arts activity that gives Caregivers both a respite from the daily stresses and challenges of caregiving, and shows them how to include Active Aging techniques and strategies to improve the lives of their senior loved ones.