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Optimal Aging Month 2019

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed September to be Optimal Aging Month! Hosted by the University of Louisville Trager Institute, this city-wide awareness month seeks to inspire and encourage people to learn about optimal aging. During this month, we invite you to join us in redefining aging for ourselves and our community. Optimal Aging Month is part of a national observation of Healthy Aging Month. Download the 2019 Optimal Aging Month flyer.


Optimal aging is a new understanding of the aging that allows people to 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. 

 "As I Age, I Dare to..." Challenge 

Daring to dream and discover as we go through life, in the face of whatever challenges we may encounter, is essential to aging optimally. At the UofL Trager Institute, we dare to always find creative solutions to the questions that matter most. What do you dare to do? 

Share what you #DareToDo with us by taking a picture of you with your answer to this challenge! Either email us or share on social media at @TragerInstitute #DaretoDo. 

Download Challenge Prompt | Download Challenge Instructions 

2019 Optimal Aging Month Events

Week 1: 9/1 - 9/7

Week 2: 9/8 - 9/14

Week 3: 9/15 - 9/21

Week 4: 9/22 - 9/30

Partner Events

County Challenge Walks



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