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Focus on older adults presents opportunities for Remembering When program

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By Lisa Braxton

You might notice some extra activity this week at your local parks, shopping malls, YMCA’s, health clubs, and senior centers. Today marks the beginning of Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion led by the International Council on Active Aging®.

From September 21 to 27, host organizations throughout North America offer activities and events that are low cost to free, with the goal of giving older adults the means of experiencing classes, workshops, recreational activities, and exercises in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere.

A presentation on NFPA’s Remembering When program would be a fitting addition to an Active Aging Week event or could be a stand-alone activity. All of the materials are available for free on the NFPA website.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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