You can be an olympian at any age

It's only a matter of days before the torch is lit to commence the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This summer marks the 120th year of the summer games and the USA will be well represented with more than 550 olympians competing for the chance to take home the gold. The average age of American athletes is 27 years old, but some competitors are well into middle age. Although many athletes 'age out' of their sport due to overuse injuries, declining stamina or strength, or the desire to … [Read more...]

Our favorite fall prevention resources

Every year one-third of Americans aged 65+ falls. There are many causes and risk factors of falls in older adults such as balance, lack of strength and/or gait. Click the links below in order to learn more about fall prevention techniques. The National Council on Aging has a brief animated video to help you learn more about falls. Read this guide for fall proofing your home from the National Institute for Health shares The National Resource Center for Osteoporosis and Related … [Read more...]

5 tips to help Caregivers assist with ADLs

Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are routine activities that people tend to do everyday such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and continence. According to the 2015 AARP Caregiving in the US report, almost 60 percent of caregivers assist their loved one with at least one ADL. Helping with an ADL can be challenging and sometimes result in frustration for both the caregiver and the recipient of care. Below are tips you can use to make completing ADLs a little … [Read more...]