Optimal Aging Month | September 2017

By Mayoral Decree, this September is Optimal Aging Month! For the third consecutive year, the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging is hosting Optimal Aging Month. This awareness month seeks to inspire and encourage people to learn about the concept of optimal aging. Our Optimal Aging Month is part of a national observation of Healthy Aging Month. Click here to download the flyer for the month, complete with a month overview of all the events.

About Optimal Aging Month
Featured Events
Community Events



What is Optimal Aging and Why is it Important? Optimal aging is a new understanding of aging, in which people flourish physically, socially, and emotionally from birth to death in compassionate intergenerational communities. This view of aging transforms the way we understand and approach the aging process - from one of fragmentation and unnecessary suffering to one of inter-connectedness, access to information, and resources. 

Meet our Honorary Optimal Aging Catalysts! We are excited to announce that this year's Optimal Aging month features two Honorary Optimal Aging Catalysts, Hall of Fame Player Darrell Griffith, “Dr. Dunkenstein”, and Denny Crum, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach. Griffith and Crum will be present throughout the month at various events to spread awareness about optimal aging. They will be making some surprise appearances around town this month!

This Year's Theme: Spreading Compassion Across Generations


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