Active Aging Week Invites Putnam, Westchester Senior Citizens

Senior citizens in Putnam County and Upper Westchester get a chance to explore cultural, health and nature events later this month during Active Aging Week.

Sponsored by The Boxwood Alliance, a coalition of those who work with older residents, the week runs from Sunday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 29. Most events will occur in upper Westchester, with a few in Carmel and Mahopac in Putnam County. A small sampling includes:

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 – 5 p.m., concert at the Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route 6, with the John Arrucci Sextet performing original compositions influenced by jazz, classical, and world music.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m., approximately 1-mile, non-strenuous forest walk in the Armstrong Preserve, with the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy, 1361 Old Post Rd., Pound Ridge.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m.,  In Stitches Knitting Group, for beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters alike, meeting at the Reed Memorial Library, 1733 Route 6, Carmel.

Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30-11:45 a.m., special screening of the film documentary The Age of Champions, at the Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge. Produced by the International Council for Active Aging, the movie tells the story of  a group of older competitive athletes — a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, octogenarian swimmers, and team of  “basketball grandmothers.”

More information on individual events and on the week is available from The Boxwood Alliance at 914-764-3014. The alliance encourages other agencies and organizations that wish to be included to call the above number or send an email: [email protected].

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