Active Aging Week with Age-Friendly Champaign-Urbana

Active Aging Week

Active Aging Week 2022 will be celebrated nationally Oct. 3-9.

This week celebrates the benefits of active living at any age. Be sure to check out these great free events happening the first week in October in Champaign-Urbana.

Monday, Oct. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Urbana Parks District: Wandell Sculpture Garden Guided Tour

Remember to bring your smartphones to this awesome Active Aging Week Opportunity! This October we’ll be giving a guided tour of our fabulous Wandell Sculpture Garden while simultaneously teaching patrons how to use our Arts & Sculpture Virtual Tour, which contains up-to-date information on all our sculptures, so you can learn more about each unique creation and their artists. Registration is not required for this tour, so please just stop by.

Meadowbrook Park: Prairie Play Pavilion.

For more information, contact: jrjohnston@urbanaparks.org


Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9 to 11 a.m.

University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences: Tour of the McKechnie Family LIFE Home


Please join staff from the College of Applied Health Sciences for a tour of the McKechnie Family Living in Interactive Future Environments (LIFE) Home. The LIFE Home is a cutting-edge research center focused on innovations in home environments with the mission to provide the infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research, industry collaborations, community partnerships, and educational opportunities that will advance the science, engineering, and translation of innovations to support independent living, healthcare needs, social interaction, and everyday activities in the home. Older adults, aging services professionals and community members are all welcome to join for a tour and coffee.

For more information contact: astan20@illinois.edu


Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.


Health Alliance: Hally Health Medicare Strength Class

A strong body is important for many reasons. Come ready to stay motivated with a group. You can explore new and challenging exercises to help build your strength. Modifications can be created, so this class can accommodate various levels of fitness. Call the number on the back of your member id card to RSVP. Visit https://hally.com/ to learn more about health and wellness offerings for Health Alliance members. Check out other live health and wellness videos that week on the Hally Health Facebook Page. Member class, space limited.

Health Alliance Connections, 3301 Fields South Drive Suite 105, Champaign, Ill.

For more information contact: outreach@healthalliance.org


Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.


University of Illinois Extension: Finding Your Get Up and Go


Most people find that there are some days when it’s hard to find the motivation to accomplish what needs to be done, even those things that are important. Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Learning what accounts for the ebb and flow of levels of motivation in life and how to respond can help individuals be more productive. This session is for those times when it just seems hard to “get going” and will help you learn how to give your enthusiasm a boost.

UI Champaign Extension Office, 801 N. Country Fair Dr. Suite D. Champaign, Ill.


For more information contact: clbyers@illinois.edu


Friday, Oct. 7, Noon to 4 p.m.

atHome with Clark Lindsey: Free Day at Clark Lindsey Wellness Center & Pool


atHome with ClarkLindsey invites you to stop in for a swim in ClarkLindsey’s indoor heated pool or work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Enjoy refreshments and giveaways compliments of the atHome team! Space is limited. Participants must RSVP to Camille Gay or at 217-344-2144, be 50 years or older, sign a liability waiver upon arrival and be fully vaccinated for COVID.

Clark Lindsey, 101 W Windsor Road Urbana, Ill., 61802

For more information contact: cgay@clarklindsey.com