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“Active Aging in the Valley” helps locals stay young in heart, body, and mind

Active Aging in the Valley logoA growing number of Americans are moving into their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond with a drive to remain young in heart, body, and mind. To help provide information and inspiration, The Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Recorder are teaming up with the University of Massachusetts and Cooley Dickinson Health Care to present an all-new event: Active Aging in the Valley. The event is free and open to the public and takes place on October 24, 2015, from 12 to 5 p.m., in the Campus Center at UMass Amherst.

Led by health experts from the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Cooley Dickinson, the afternoon event will cover topics including eating healthy, developing a fun fitness plan and using physical activity to help manage chronic illness. Participants can also stop by booths featuring information and products from leading health organizations and vendors and take advantage of free health screenings.


  • “The Role of Physical Activity on Diabetes Prevention and Management for the Older Adult”
  • “Healthy Muscles = Healthy Aging”
  • “Arthritic Hip and Knee Pain: Paths to Relief”
  • “Eat Less, Move More, Why Lifestyle Modification is Important”

Panel Discussion

“Defining YOUR Fitness, a panel discussion of activity options.”


  • “Physical Activity and Chronic Disease”
  • “Resistance Training for Muscle Health”
  • “Walking Your Way to Better Health”
  • “Preventing Falls”

Free Health Screenings UMass Kinesiology students including: blood pressure, grip strength, senior fitness test, BMI.

Exhibition Hall

...with vendors promoting the benefit of an active lifestyle in the 50+ years.


Fallon Health, Fitness Together, Health New England, Elite Home Health Agency, LifePath, Loomis Communities, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Christopher Heights of Northampton.

For a detailed schedule and other information

Visit or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Laura Dintino.