VANTAGE Aging celebrates National Healthy Aging and Hunger Action Month with community collaborations

Akron, OH (September 7, 2021) – VANTAGE Aging is celebrating positive aging and working towards a healthier community during Healthy Aging Month and Hunger Action Month this September by kick off their #Take5 campaign.

We’re asking our community to #Take5 minutes to join us in celebrating positive aging and working towards a healthier community.

Healthy Aging Month focuses national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. It’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion, hobby, or work on improving your health.

Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger. Sharing, volunteering, pledging to advocate, fundraising, and donating are all ways to take action throughout the month.

This September, VANTAGE Aging is working with community partners to provide inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 45-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being.

“Aging well can mean something different to each of us,” said Ted Watko, VANTAGE Aging CEO. “Whether it’s connecting with friends and family, learning a new skill, starting a new career, or giving back in your community, Healthy Aging Month gives people of all ages a chance to reflect on the positive aspects of growing older.”

VANTAGE Aging will be sharing a variety of blogs and social media posts on Healthy Aging Month’s focus areas, which include physical, mental, social and financial well-being.

Community members can follow the month-long celebration on social media with the tags @VANTAGEAging or #HealthyVANTAGE. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to share a picture and reasons why all aspects of healthy aging are important.

For questions on how you can get involved or collaborate with VANTAGE Aging, contact Amina Hall at 330-253-4597 x160 or


About VANTAGE Aging: VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Job training for low-income adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Behavioral health services administered by the Blick Center. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state. For more information, call 330-253-4597 or visit


Amina Hall

Director of Community Engagement

330-253-4597 ext. 160

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