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Centenarian Celebration at The Health Adventure on May 15

ASHEVILLE NC – In celebration of Older American’s Month, each year, the Area Agency on Aging at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council plans a party exclusively for centenarians from around the region. This year’s event, “Never Too Old to Play,” will take place at The Health Adventure, which recently joined the Park Ridge Health family. “Not everyone is aware of the many community programs we offer – and they’re not just for kids!” explained Paige Wheeler, Executive Director of The Health Adventure. “Our educators work closely with the Land-of-Sky Regional Council all year in providing programming for the senior members of our community, so we felt this year’s event was a perfect fit for us.”

The party – which includes High Tea – will take place on Tuesday, May 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Health Adventure, located in the Biltmore Square Mall. “We value older adults as a resource in our community,” says Rebecca Chaplin, Aging Program Specialist at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council Area Agency on Aging. “Older American’s month is a perfect time to celebrate the distinguished few who have crossed the threshold of living for an entire century. It is our honor to participate in this celebration with partners at Park Ridge Health, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. and the Council on Aging for Henderson County.” For information about this event and regarding transportation opportunities, please call 828.251.7438.

About the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, Area Agency on Aging

Land-of-Sky Regional Council is a multi-county, local government planning and development organization in North Carolina.  It is one of 17 such organizations in the state and serves Region B, which includes the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania. The Area Agency on Aging is situated within the Land-of-Sky Regional Council and serves as a leader and catalyst in helping our four-county region develop a comprehensive system of programs and opportunities that provide older adults the information and support needed to age optimally in the setting of their choice.

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).

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