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14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 Luckily, there are many ways to lower the likelihood of taking a tumble and increase your ability to recover. Two of the most effective are: Exercises. One of the main risk factors is poor strength and balance.2 There are lots of exercises for seniors that improve balance, mobility, strength and stability. (See below.) ...

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March 27th, 2023

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease?

Almost one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year.[i] Both men and women develop Parkinson’s disease, though data from the National Institute on Aging[ii] show that it affects about 50% more men than women. Most people develop Parkinson’s disease symptoms around age 60. Making a Parkinson’s disease Read more >>

March 12th, 2023

5 Springtime Activities for Older Adults

If you’re looking for some fun, engaging activities to keep your loved one’s mind active and their body moving, we’ve got some ideas. 5 Activity Ideas for Active Seniors 1. Enjoy leisurely walks. Walks are one of the best free activity ideas for seniors. Walking is a low-impact exercise that’s easy on the joints and Read more >>

March 7th, 2023

Age Well: Spend More Time Outside

Being Outside Can Be Good for Your Health. You can read more useful articles and advice on our blog.

March 1st, 2023

Healthy Aging: 8 Ways to Stay Active All Year

The changing seasons provide new opportunities to be active. We compiled a list of ideas for staying mentally, socially, and physically active all year long. Remember, always talk to a health professional before starting a new exercise or fitness activity.   2 Spring Activities for Seniors Spring is a great time to get outside. Here Read more >>

February 10th, 2023

5 Benefits of Scrapbooking for Older Adults

Scrapbooking is an easy activity that can improve memory and create a family heirloom. It’s a fun way to collect special memories in one place and stimulate different parts of our brains related to remembering and decision-making. Here’s how. 5 ways scrapbooking is good for brain health 1. Scrapbooking engages our brains. One of the Read more >>

February 7th, 2023

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp as you Age

Memory loss isn’t inevitable, though many of us may experience a little more trouble remembering as we get older. Wondering how to keep your brain sharp as you age? Here are seven tactics to try! How to improve brain health We’ve collected seven strategies to help your brain stay healthy as you get older. 1. Read more >>

February 5th, 2023

4 Memory Exercises for Adults

We know keeping our bodies active is important to aging well. But did you know it’s just as important to exercise our brains? Frequently engaging in cognitive activities – playing memory games and doing cognitive exercises encourages new growth in our brains[i] and has been shown to slower late-life cognitive decline.[ii] What exercises for seniors Read more >>

February 2nd, 2023

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

It can be difficult for anyone to stay active when the weather is cold. But for our older family members, it is tempting to do nothing at all. Of course, falling is always a concern for seniors. Safety is always the main focus when it comes to winter activities. But, there are ways to keep Read more >>

January 9th, 2023

Aging Well: Best Foods for Brain Wellness

Aging well: Best foods for brain wellness By Margot Carmichael Lester   “Most of the general public either believe that there’s nothing you can do about the aging brain – it’s inevitable – or that fish oil is the only nutritional supplement that helps brain health. Neither is true!” notes Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director Read more >>

January 5th, 2023

Helpful Things for Seniors Living Alone

The idea of living alone can be daunting for many seniors, especially those who are used to living with family or loved ones. But with the right tools, seniors can feel safe and comfortable while living independently. Here are some items that seniors should consider investing in to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. Read more >>

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