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How to Prevent Falls - the leading cause of injury death in older Americans September 11, 2019 09:32

"Weakness in an older person's lower extremities is associated with increased risk for falls," he said. "Exercise and increased physical activities are important in improving and maintaining your leg strength," says JC Garilao, a physical therapist who works with senior patients.

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Thank You Presbyterian Homes in Wichita Falls, TX September 4, 2019 12:44

Thanks to Presbyterian Homes and Teresa R. in Wichita Falls, TX for adopting the Stronger Seniors Balance & Posture program!

 

Balance Exercise DVD Video


Living a Better Life - Build Your Tribe September 3, 2019 14:42

Senior Tribe

 There’s an old saying that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Turns out that’s true. 

A large and growing body of behavioral science research shows that motivation (or lack thereof) is contagious. One study, “Is Poor Fitness Contagious?

Evidence from Randomly Assigned Friends,” found that up to 70 percent of your fitness level may be explained by the people you train with. Other research shows that if you work on mental tasks with people who are internally driven and love what they do, you’re more likely to end up the same way.

If, on the other hand, you surround yourself with people who have a negative attitude and are focused solely on winning the rat race, you set yourself up for a less fulfilling experience.


Gratitude for Trinity Village Retirement Community August 27, 2019 09:33

Many thanks to Jasmine Marks and Trinity Village Retirement Community in Pine Bluff, AR for adopting the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise program. 

 

Activities for Seniors


Did You Know Seniors Have These Benefits? August 6, 2019 14:22

The You Gave, Now Save campaign is a collaborative effort by NCOA and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to educate seniors and caregivers about the benefits available to them.

 

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National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold July 18, 2019 16:55

National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold

“The reason you can’t do stuff? Do you know why? Because you don’t do it,” Johnston said. “The secret is to keep doing it. Keep on doing it.”

 

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Meals on Wheels Delivers an Extra Health Bonus for Seniors July 15, 2019 15:56

Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health.

 

Seated Exercise for Seniors


Meals on Wheels Delivers an Extra Health Bonus for Seniors July 15, 2019 15:56

Image result for meals on wheels logo  Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health.
The study included Meals on Wheels drivers in Guernsey County in Ohio and San Diego County, who were trained to use a mobile app to alert care coordinators if the drivers had a concern or noticed a change in a senior's condition.
The care coordinators then followed up with seniors to provide support and connect them with health and community services.
Over the 12-month study period, the drivers submitted 429 alerts for 189 clients. The most frequent alerts were for changes in health (56%), self-care or personal safety (12%) and mobility (11%).
Follow-ups on the alerts led to 132 referrals, with most for self-care (33%), health (17%) and care management services (17%), according to the researchers at West Health Institute, Brown University in Rhode Island, and Meals on Wheels America.
The study was published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
West Health and Meals on Wheels America plan to expand the research program to as many as 30 Meals on Wheels sites across the United States, that include about 40,000 seniors.
"By collaborating with Meals on Wheels America, we've developed a safe, cost-effective and scalable program to preemptively identify and address concerns that too often result in deterioration of a senior's medical condition or pose a major safety risk," said Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer at West Health Institute.
"We're excited learnings from this research program are now being implemented across the country within Meals on Wheels America's expanded program that will positively impact as many seniors as possible," Agha added in an institute news release.
In a special editor's note, Dr. Michael Malone, section editor in models of geriatric care, quality of improvement and program dissemination with the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, wrote, "As health care systems struggle to address the social determinants of health, this innovative Meals on Wheels model may provide part of the solution."

From the Caregiver: Bathing the Elderly June 24, 2019 15:01

Generally, when taking on the task of bathing an elderly loved one, you have to carefully plan what you need or intend to do.

Caregiving for the Elderly

 


Merced Senior Living at The Hampshire April 27, 2017 14:03

We are proud to have another Holiday Touch community using the Stronger Seniors programs. The Hampshire, in Merced, CA is just 45 minutes Yosemite National Park!

Lots of activities, great food, great location. For more information, call 209-379-4589.

Holiday Touch The Hampshire