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Yoga for Every Age

September is National Yoga Awareness month. According to Harvard Health Publishing, practicing yoga has many benefits for people of all ages. Yoga focuses on breath controlled exercises and a series of stretching that is followed by a resting period. Yoga increases awareness, improves respiration, encourages mindful eating, and enhances fitness.  Yoga can be adapted to […]

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Art for Every Age

Engaging in the creative process by participating in the arts can benefit the mind and body.  The process of reflection and creating allows the person to express themselves in a unique way. Art can be especially therapeutic for persons with disabilities to increase self-awareness, develop interpersonal skills and reduce stress. Persons with disabilities can especially […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art for Every Age

Friendships and Health

As we age, many factors can inhibit seniors from maintaining social networks. Becoming home-bound, difficulty with transportation and fear of falls can prevent seniors from attending social events which may contribute to isolation, depression and loneliness. A study published in the Industrial Psychiatry Journal found that seniors that engage in social activities in their aging […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friendships and Health

National Dance Day

July 28th is National Dance Day! Established in 2010 by Dizzy Feet Foundation, National Dance Day is a celebration dedicated to encouraging Americans of all ages to enjoy dance. Seniors especially can enjoy the many health benefits of adding dance to their daily routine. A study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity […]

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Travel Tips for Americans with Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, traveling can be challenging. As Americans strive to create accessible spaces, there is growing awareness of the need for accommodations to help make travel available to everyone. To plan a vacation this summer, the following are some travel tips to help ensure safe and easy travel for those with disabilities.

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Fitness for All Ages

Seniors around the United States are preparing for an exciting event that will take place one year from this month. The National Senior Games is a biennial competition for men and women 50 and over; the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors! Seniors will compete as individuals or teams in the following events:

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By |June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fitness for All Ages

Helpful Hints to Protect Your Brain

According to new research from the American Alzheimer’s Association, there appears to be a strong link between head trauma and an increased future risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Head trauma can result from a fall, sports injury or other accident. For seniors, falls are a common cause of head trauma. Caregivers can help seniors maintain their […]

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National Senior Fitness Day

The national’s largest senior health and wellness event is celebrated May 30th.  The goal of this event is to help older Americans maintain health and fitness. At every ability level, seniors should incorporate exercise into their daily routine.  Exercise has important health benefits at every age. Exercise reduces blood pressure, increases bone density, and promotes […]

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Healthy Well Being through Pets

According to a 2005 study, owning pets can be good for your health! Pets are a welcomed companion for seniors that provide a meaningful outlet for companionship. The emotional bond between pet owners and their pets can be as strong as a human friendship. Studies have shown that people that are pet owners have better […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy Well Being through Pets

Stroke Prevention – Tips to Keep a Healthy Heart

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, the American Stroke Association shares information on Stroke prevention and early identification of Stroke. You may not realize that high blood pressure is the single most modifiable factor in Stroke prevention. It is important to monitor your blood pressure and to understand what your blood pressure reading means. Talk […]

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