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You face challenges every day when you live with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Which means you’re already stronger than you realize. Because your life’s not defined by your mobility deficits; it’s made whole by the steps you take to manage them. Test the waters with aquatic therapy, and you can do more than just build strength […]
The path to senior health and wellness isn’t always a straight line. It’s ever changing, complete with plenty of bumps, curves, stops, and starts. Even when you feel young at heart, your body doesn’t always cooperate. It can sometimes slow down just when you’re ready to rev up. So when it comes to reaching your […]
It’s no secret that consistent exercise plays a huge role in helping seniors live healthier, longer and more independent lives. The benefits are life-changing, but finding the motivation to get moving each day doesn’t get any easier as we get older. One of the biggest obstacles to getting started with a senior fitness routine is […]
How one senior athlete is redefining the term, one step at a time Hugh “Mac” McCaffrey jokes that it takes a very generous definition of “athlete” to consider him one. The 78-year-old resident of The Forum at Deer Creek doesn’t play sports, isn’t on any teams and would much rather go for a walk than […]
Don’t let joint pain slow you down this winter. Find seven key tips for managing winter arthritis pain and reducing joint inflammation here.
Something was different at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy in 1974. Or rather, someone. The change was most apparent during a session where every officer was gathered. When the speaker got up to give his normal greeting, he noticed that this time, for the first time, he’d have to expand it a bit. […]
Accidents happen. It could be a bad swing at the links, a wrong step during a morning jog or just a slip in the kitchen. Older individuals recovering from surgery, injuries or extended periods of little to no exercise are often more prone to injury or re-injury, particularly fall-related injuries due to struggles with strength […]
How Getting In the Water Can Help Get You Back On Your Feet Beverly was ready to return to teaching, but there was one painful obstacle in her way. Well, make that two. After getting both of her knees replaced, Beverly was facing at least three months of slow, stressful rehabilitation and recovery. That was […]
Anytime Moves for Whole Body Health Have you ever wondered why it is that children are encouraged to be active – yet as we age, there’s less focus on movement, flexibility and aerobic ability? We’d like to change that by providing some active lifestyle tips! Older adults often fall off the radar when thinking of […]
Her occupation? Making people whole. Most people begin their careers in their early twenties. Denise Kelly began her career in occupational therapy a tad earlier. She was eight. “There was a girl in our neighborhood with cerebral palsy,” says Denise, founder of Ageility, a national network of outpatient rehabilitation and fitness clinics. “Her name was […]
After he had a bad fall last October, Morty was in pretty tough shape. And, at the venerable but advanced age of 101, he wasn’t supposed to get back to the pretty good shape he’d been in. But Morty’s story has a happy ending. Today, this popular resident of a senior living community in Florida […]
Reinventing Rehab and Fitness for Older Adults
Older adults want to stay strong and active, but they don’t want one-size-fits-all solutions. Subscribe to our blog to receive tips and stories on rehab and fitness approaches designed specifically for older adults.