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  • Pickleball for Seniors: Health Benefits Fun, social, and easy to learn, pickleball is growing in popularity throughout the United States and Canada. With simple rules and inexpensive equipment, pickleball can be enjoyed by all ages and is a great physical activity for seniors. What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a ... Continue Reading
  • Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors We all know how important it is for seniors to stay active. It can be difficult to find an exercise program that accommodates a senior’s various needs. Seniors need exercise programs that are low impact and do not include much cardio. One exercise program that meets all ... Continue Reading
  • How to Motivate the Elderly to Exercise Feeling motivated to exercise can be a challenge for any age group. It is easy to find any excuse to do something – anything – other than exercise. This is especially true for the elderly, who may find exercising intimidating, don’t know where to start, or don’t feel there ... Continue Reading
  • Benefits of Swimming for Elderly Adults The season for swimming and water activity has arrived. It may have been a while since you’ve enjoyed a dip in the pool, but now is the time to enjoy the many benefits of swimming for seniors. Senior swimming programs are available in most towns and communities. These ... Continue Reading
  • Passive Range of Motion Exercises for Caregivers Dear Allegra: I am a caregiver for my great-aunt who is 93 years old. She has a debilitating case of osteoarthritis throughout her body, but especially in her hands and fingers. Her physician encouraged me to work on what he calls “passive range of motion” exercises. He ... Continue Reading
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