Monthly President’s Report

SEPTEMBER 2019

Fall is in full swing!  As the days get shorter and the nights grow chillier, we can become complacent and unintentionally decrease our activity level.  With autumn’s arrival, comes an opportunity to enrich our lives with wellness focused activities.  Experts have categorized wellness into six categories:  Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Occupational, and Social.  At Active Generations, you can participate in activities and events in each category. 

Physical wellness recognizes the need for regular physical activity.  This month is Active Living Month so join the fitness center or sign up for the Active Living Walk on Friday, September 27th.  Emotional wellness is the ability to form interdependent relationships with others based on mutual interests.  Join one of the 50 special interest clubs that meet at Active Generations.  Spiritual wellness is characterized by the value system that one adopts.  We have a non-denominational bible study group that meets the 1st and 3rd Friday each month.  Intellectual wellness recognizes that a person should continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their life.  We offer numerous life long learning seminars on a variety of topics every month.  It is never too late to learn!  Occupational wellness identifies personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work or volunteering.  Our BRIDGES Employment Resource Center can help you find meaningful employment, or you can become a volunteer.  It takes over 750 volunteers to successfully run Active Generations.  We couldn’t do what we do without them!  Social Wellness encourages contributing to one’s environment and community by actively socializing with others.  Have coffee with a group in our coffee shop or sit in our lounge and have an important conversation with others.  At Active Generations, we have activities to address all aspects of wellness.

I also want to take this opportunity to honor a valuable member of the Active Generations team who is retiring this month.  Nancy Burt, BRIDGES Employment Resource Center Director, is retiring this month after 3 years at the helm of BRIDGES and coordinating 4 job fairs.  Nancy is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends, playing pickleball and mah jongg and just exploring all that life has to offer.  We thank Nancy for her dedication to BRIDGES and wish her well in her new future!

Finally, I want to extend a special thank you to our summer SDSU intern, Kate.  She has worked tirelessly on multiple projects for all Active Generations departments.  During her time with us, she showed a true dedication to our mission to promote positive aging for adults and to enhance the quality of life for all generations.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors!