Elder Exercise Will Improve Overall Health

Aerobic exercise or cardiovascular conditioning is extremely beneficial for seniors. This can include using cardiovascular machines (e.g. treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright stationary bikes, step machines), yoga and stretching classes, pilates, gardening, swimming, bicycling, walking, golf, bowling, tennis, dancing...

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Elder Exercise: Getting Started

Exercise for seniors can be fun, social, and provide health benefits to body and mind. Getting started, or urging your elderly parents to commit, may be the most difficult hurdle to pass. Each individual will have to make...

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Elders Will Benefit with Proper Nutrition and Exercise

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Although many seniors know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis. Our elderly push it aside for...

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Veteran’s Financial Assistance for Home Care

The Veterans Administration offers a little-known source of money to assist paying long term care costs called Aid & Attendance. This is a tax-free, monthly pension for qualifying veterans/spouses with certain recurring medical and health related expenses, including homecare services. Generally,...

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Fall Prevention Tips for Elderly

Falls Can Be Avoided No matter how careful, falls are not always preventable. The subsequent pain, suffering, temporary or permanent functional loss can be frustrating and depressing. And, injury may lead to longer term health problems. Breaking a bone and...

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Seniorities and Home Care Services, with JD Miller

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our topic this week...after...

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Arthritis and Exercise for Seniors

According to the Arthritis Foundation, exercise may be the best way to improve overall activity fitness and manage arthritic pain. Seniors with arthritis have a lot to gain from trying a few gentle exercises each day. All seniors...

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Elder Aging & Life Long Learning

New learning activities can be very fulfilling. Years ago, my elderly mother joined an "investment club". Members included old acquaintances and some new faces. Every month the members got together to review stock investments, and look over...

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