Lifelong Learning Helps to Keep the Brain Active and Healthy

Many studies have indicated that activities which engage the mind may help slow the development of Alzheimers disease and its symptoms. As you age, it can be easy to fall into a routine that does not foster brain activity through engaging activities or trying new things. Below are some ways you can avoid the dullness of the day-to-day routine and instead find opportunities that foster creativity, growth, and learning, all of which are ways to keep your mind active and healthy. Pick up a new … [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...]

Staying Active when the Weather is Hot

While the heat can make it challenging to motivate yourself to participate in physical activity, moving around is still vital to maintaining good health. Here are some tips to help you stay active when the dog days of summer hit: Take outdoor walks in the evening when the sun is coming up or going down. Stay indoors during the middle of the day when temperatures can be at their highest. Exercise indoors. Find a local senior center that offers group classes in buildings with central air … [Read more...]