Creative Retirement: Is There Such a Thing?


If you’re thinking about a trip to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC,  think about the week of September 20-26th.  It’s Active Aging Week, and the theme is:  Be Active Your Way. The Center for Creative Retirement at The University of North Carolina  ( will participate by hosting Active Aging Day, a free series of activities, lectures, and displays on Saturday, September 25th, at The Reuter Center on the UNCA campus from 9 am until 4 pm.  Mid-day keynote speaker will be James Laditka, MD from UNC Charlotte. Dr. Laditka will talk about The Brain Initiative.  Activities will be held throughout the day and include things such as Zumba, Fun With Words & Games, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Nia, and Laughter Yoga. Lectures will be held on topics such as “The Benefits of Exercise,” “Gardening for Your Health,” “Food for Your Brain,” and “Hiking the Blue Ridge.”  Talk about aging gracefully!

Unfortunately, I can’t go because I’ll be visiting my sister in New Mexico, but if I was here, I’d sure be soaking in all the free activities – “Laughter Yoga” is my favorite pick.

If you go and want to write about your experience, send it to us, and we’ll post it.

3 thoughts on “Creative Retirement: Is There Such a Thing?

  1. Love it Annice…. I remember seeing the piece on this center on 60 Minutes last year and just absolutely falling in love with Asheville. It’s a little late notice for me to get enough gas in my jet (ha) but I wish I could be there to explore… however, thank you very much, I’ll do it during a year you will be there and we can laugh and stretch together like in the old times.


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