Active Aging Week


Adding a dash of something new to your life is a great way to keep our health in good order.

OCT 4-10, 2021

@ 11 am daily

(except on Saturday – 8am)


“Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. “

– Int’l Council of Active Aging

“Aging doesn’t cause stiffness. Lack of movement does.”

– Keiko Walsh

Activity Calendar


OCT 4 (Mon)

11 am – noon

@ the Studio by EDE

Active Week Kickoff

Meet & Greet

Learn 5Ps of Wellness

OCT 5 (Tue)

11 am – noon

@ Spirit TRC

Tour at Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center (Spirit TRC)

Meet the founder & learn about this local non-profit

OCT 6 (Wed)

11 am – noon


Walk and Talk

strike a conversation and get to know each other. 

OCT 7 (Thu)

11 am – noon

@ trail TBA

Trail Thursday

Walking through nature is wonderful therapy for your soul.

OCT 8 (Fri)

11 am – noon

@ the Studio by EDE

Creative Dance Lesson

Lead by the Studio’s director Sara Bachman-Rhodes, suitable for beginners and anyone who want to have fun!

OCT 9 (Sat)

8 am –

@ the Studio by EDE

Stretch & Fetch

Let’s go fetch some fresh deliciousness at the market after a stretch class

OCT 10 (Sun)

11 am – noon


Sip & Social

Tea & Chat

Leave with ideas how you can stay active all year.

OCT 15 (Fri)

11 am – noon

@ the Studio by Ede



A bonus movement class for you to enjoy to keep the momentum going.

Event Highlights


Wellness Restoration by Debra D’Acquisto,


Oct 4th (Mon) & Oct 10th (Sun) @ 11 AM

Debra has been an instructor and former program coordinator in Movement Studies at CWU since the mid 90s.  She will talk to us about 5 pillars of Life Domains and how we can restore wellness into our lives

Stretch & Market

Oct 9th (Sat) 8AM

Moving in the morning replaces the need for caffein, and the energy you produce will carry you through out the day. Afterward, let’s head over just a block away to the Saturday Market to shop, browse, and or have a taco for breakfast!

Spirit TRC Tour

Oct 5 (Tue) 11 AM

“Seeing the riders with special needs feeling free on the back of a horse, gave me a sense of empowerment.” – Evelyn Pederson, Founder

Get a tour and meet the very person who opened this beautiful facility here in Ellensburg.

Let’s dance!

Oct 8 (Friday) 11 AM

The Studio Director Sara Bachman-Rhode will lead us through a Creative Dance class. Bring your camera – you would want to film your newly learned skill to show off to your friends and families.


Who is this for?

All adults over 50 years old who can attend in-person events and are able to wear a mask during activities.

What do I get?

At a minimum, one lecture-type session about wellness, one Essentrics class, one dance class, two group walkings, one social tea event, and a bonus movement class.  What’s best of all?  You may make new friends!

Where and when?

The first meeting is at the dance studio called The Studio by EDE on Main Street on October 4th, Monday at 11am.  Daily events are at 11am most of the days. 

Being active is more fun with friends

Add your friend during checkout to receive 50% off for your friend’s portion

about safety during the event

As commonly required, please do not participate if you are experiencing ANY sign of cold/flu/COVID-19 like symptoms. I am happy to refund you.

I also reserve a right to respectfully ask a participant to leave (and escort a participant to leave if needed) when I observe any cold/flu/covid-19 like symptoms in a participant.

Participant’s safety is the highest priority

Masks/face covering will be required at all activities, including during movement classes.

thank you for being part of creating and facilitating a safe and healthy space for your community members to come. We hope to be a good example of how to safely and considerately host healthy events.

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