Left in the Challenge
AARP and the YMCA are on a mission to change the conversation about aging in America. We believe that aging is about growth. That it creates new opportunities. And that making a difference has no age limit.
We believe YOU are the leaders in reframing the way we age. As you reframe your internal perception of aging, you will present yourself and act differently. The effects will ripple as friends, family and community members see new possibilities for aging.
WHO: People in Western North Carolina who are 50+ and strive to create their best selves and cultivate a community that is livable for all ages and ability levels.
WHAT: A challenge designed by the YMCA and AARP to channel your strengths, empowering your best self and our best community.
WHERE: Pick up your welcome packet at any YMCA of WNC, earn points and complete activities at the Y or anywhere in your community.
WHY: Simply put, it’s the next best thing. Meet personal goals, contribute to your community connect with others, participate in community programs and resources AND receive prizes as you meet your physical, social, community, and intellectual health goals. Complete the 3-month challenge and receive a special prize and recognition.
September 18: Challenge begins
December 8: Challenge ends
December 10: Asheville Celebration
December 11: Marion Celebration
December 12: Hendersonville Celebration