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Living Lively Fall Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Rates/Admission Prices

$5 - kids under 5 and adults over 55 are free

Location
Outside the Box Flea Market
1225 W Hudson Rd
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

12pm to 5pm

Music by Pat Ryan Key! Concert begins at 3:00pm.

The fun begins at noon with carnival-style games, family friendly activities, and refreshments. Field day races including three-legged race, egg and spoon relay, and balloon races from 12:30-2:30! 

The festival will feature raffles and a silent auction. Prizes include gift cards to area restaurants like Houlihan's, The Crumpet Tea Room, and Tazik's Cafe, passes for local activities such as Fast Lanes Entertainment, Lokomotion Family Fun Park, High Rise Trampoline Park, Malco Cinemas, NWA Naturals, and the Scott Family Amazeum, merchandise from Pioneer Woman, signed photo of Razorback Coach Dave Van Horn, and much more! 

This event is designed to bring fun to the community while raising funds to support Living Lively's mission and spreading awareness of the organization's services and cause. Details continue to grow and develop. Check it out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pg/LivingLivelyNWA/events/

Living Lively's mission is to end loneliness and improve quality of life for older adults by providing personalized in home social interaction to isolated individuals in Northwest Arkansas. Through our Kindred Spirits program participants are matched with a volunteer companion based upon personalities and interests. Volunteers visit participants’ homes with activities such as cards, games, puzzles, arts and crafts, and much more based upon the shared interests of the participant and volunteer. Activities are not limited to examples provided by Living Lively. We make every effort to individualize our participants’ experiences and connect them with the activities they love.

While other organizations in the area offer help with daily activities for seniors aging in home, Living Lively seeks to specifically address social interaction for aging adults with limited out of home mobility. Loneliness is tied to serious emotional and physical health issues. Studies show socially isolated aging adults have a higher risk of depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and early death. 
The Campaign to End Loneliness reports that the negative health impacts of loneliness in older adults are comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day and increase likelihood of early death by 26%. 

Often, family and caregivers for the aging are not able to provide the engagement and interaction needed to prevent loneliness and its adverse effects due to the time-consuming nature of caregiving responsibilities. Living Lively seeks to help those in the Northwest Arkansas community whose needs may be underserved by more traditional elder care programs.