Parks to offer variety of events during ‘Active Aging Week’

To celebrate Active Aging Week, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is offering free activities, events and information booths to promote the benefit of leading an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle at age 50 and older.

The Community Center downtown will offer free Active Aging Week tournaments starting Monday, Sept. 23. Participants must be 50 years or older and may enter as many tournaments as they’d like, but are required to sign up at least two days before each event. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each tournament. Call 260-427-6460 to register.

All events are held at the Parks and Recreation Department Community Center, 233 W. Main St., unless otherwise noted:

Monday, Sept. 23

8:30 a.m. – Opening Breakfast, sponsored by StoryPoint

9 a.m. – Eating Healthy Seminar, sponsored by Oak Street Health

11 a.m. – Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by Hearing Aids Plus+

Tuesday, Sept. 24

9 a.m. – Pickleball Tournament at McMillen Park Community Center, sponsored by TLC Management

2 p.m. – Historic Walking Tour, sponsored by Life Care Center

Wednesday, Sept. 25

9 a.m. – Table Tennis Tournament, sponsored by Summit City Health & Rehabilitation

10 a.m. – Hike at Acres Land Trust, sponsored by Majestic Care of West Allen

2 p.m. – Connect Four

Thursday, Sept. 26

10 a.m. – Billiards Tournament, sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne

2 p.m. – Wii Tournament, sponsored by Majestic Care

Friday, Sept. 27

9 a.m. – Shuffleboard Tournament, sponsored by Northwoods Village

Noon – Lunch for first 50 participants, sponsored by Oak Street Health

1 p.m. – Bingo, sponsored by Heritage Park

Active Aging Week is sponsored by Oak Street Health and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. Get Active Aging Week, organized by the International Council on Active Aging®, is a weeklong observance that celebrates adults ages 50 and older as fully participating members of society and promotes the benefits of leading an active and engaged lifestyle. It also highlights the ability of older adults to live well, regardless of age or health conditions.

More information about Community Center activities and events can be found at fortwayneparks.org.


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