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.
Senior Pets for Senior Citizens September 10, 2019 12:25
The Palm Valley Animal Center (Edinburgh, TX) aiming to place a cat or dog over the age of seven with a person over the age of 60. It’s called the “Seniors for Seniors” program. Shelter officials say senior pets often have the least chance of being adopted because people typically search for puppies.
'Back to School' Advice from Iowa Senior Citizens September 10, 2019 12:12
Which Type of Exercise is Best for Parkinson's Disease? September 9, 2019 12:23
Different exercise programs pursue different fitness goals: balance and coordination, flexibility, endurance, and strength.
Examples of Parkinson’s-related exercise programs include:
Alternative exercises, such as yoga.
Practicing movement strategies.
Exercise May Protect Brain Regions that are Sensitive to Neurodegeneration September 9, 2019 11:17
Physical activity and fitness reflect on brain structure in cognitive decline. Especially brain regions which are affected by neurodegeneration seem to be responsive to exercise and fitness.
Exercise to Prevent Disease
The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Shouldn’t Be a Waste of Time September 6, 2019 11:42
The most common complaint from those age 65 and older is, “It’s a waste of my time and is just an excuse to bill Medicare.” In other words, the Medicare patient doesn’t understand the purpose of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit nor do they know what one should expect.
Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise DVD Videos
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
Building a Better Life - Focus on the Process, Not Results September 4, 2019 11:43
The most content people aren’t focused on being the best; they’re focused on constant self-improvement.
When you stop stressing about external outcomes — like whether you win or lose, attain a certain promotion, or achieve some other form of validation — a huge burden is lifted off your shoulders and you can focus your energy on the things you can control.
As a result, you almost always end up felling better. Research shows that concentrating on the process is best for both performance and mental health.
Living a Better Life - Build Your Tribe September 3, 2019 14:42
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.
Bringing Down the Cost of Prescription Drugs August 30, 2019 11:03
It was Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi received petitions with more than 3,500 signatures from people throughout New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Each petitioner is seeking the same thing: Action from Congress to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Message received, Brindisi said Wednesday at a forum to discuss and address concerns on drug costs.
Brindisi said he thinks there is no bigger issue in his district than the cost of prescription drugs. Though, when it comes to Congress lowering those costs, he believes the ball now is in the Senate’s court.
“There’s a lot of talk about bipartisanship down in Washington,” he said. “The one area that I see a silver lining, in terms of bringing Democrats and Republicans together, is to do something about the high cost of prescription drugs.”
Roughly 20 people attended the forum on the library’s second floor where Brindisi spoke.
Brindisi said there is bipartisan support for legislation that already has passed the House of Representatives.
“I know if you turn on the TV sometimes and the national news, you think nothing’s happening,” Brindisi said. “Well, guess what? Things are happening in the House, and they’re happening especially when it comes to protecting our health care and trying to lower our drug costs.”
Such solutions include allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription prices, instituting a cap on out-of-pocket costs and improving access to lower-cost generic drugs.
“If you compare us to other nations, we pay the highest costs in the world,” Stelling said. “It’s a pain point. We know for our members and many other Americans, they’re making tough choices, which means either putting food on the table or getting the medicine they need. Either one is a sacrifice to your health.”
After remarks from Stelling and Brindisi, the two fielded questions from the audience mostly related to the prescription drug issue. Here are a few of them with Brindisi’s responses:
Can Congress institute a cap on prescription drug costs?
“This is something that many countries do have: A cap on prescription drugs, and I think it’s something we should look at in this country, as well, because when you’re talking about ... having to take $30,000 every few months for cancer medication, if you’re uninsured, I don’t know how you do that. We should look at how we implement caps. Not stifling research; obviously, a lot of pharmaceutical companies are doing life-saving research and development ... but we should be looking at what’s reasonable and what we can do to put some caps in place to try and prevent exorbitant costs that we’re seeing.”
How likely is the Senate to pass the bills?
“I think there is a very strong chance of getting some of these bills through the Senate.”
Brindisi cited the ability for other countries to negotiate drug prices, cost caps on certain medications in other countries, and one he called “the elephant in the room.”
“Money. The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil,” he said. “That is the same down in Washington.”
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
Playgrounds for Seniors Boost Activity, Decrease Loneliness August 24, 2019 13:46“As we get to an aging population — those over 65 — you start looking at some of the major causes for hospitalization,” said Stephen Holmes, Galveston County’s longtime commissioner said of the decision to invest in the wellbeing of the county’s older residents. “Much like you see kids gathering at playgrounds, I’m hoping to see the same thing with seniors here, gathering at playgrounds and creating a social aspect for them.”
Do You Have Backup Insurance to Basic Medicare? You Should August 22, 2019 17:51
Experts have a message for anyone thinking about relying on basic Medicare with no extra coverage: Don’t do it.
Health Insurance for Seniors
The Village at Skyline Pines in Rapid City, SD...Many thanks for choosing Stronger Seniors! August 20, 2019 08:52
The Village at Skyline Pines in Rapid City, SD...Many thanks for choosing Stronger Seniors!
Activities for Seniors
Hats Off to Brookdale Senior Living in Twin Falls, ID August 15, 2019 09:20
Grateful to announce that the Stronger Seniors Chair Yoga program has been adopted by Brookdale in Twin Falls, Idaho. Thank you!
Chair Yoga DVD
The Essential Link Between Body Weight and the Immune System August 12, 2019 11:24
If things were simple, diets would work. Middle-aged people would not suddenly start gaining weight despite eating and moving similarly year after year. No one would have to endure the presence of that one friend with the “fast metabolism” who can eat anything he wants. And who, even though he knows you’re on a diet, says through his overstuffed mouth, “I couldn’t even gain weight if I tried.”
Chair Exercise DVD
Medicare Supplement Premiums Increase.... Now What? August 9, 2019 11:54
Some Medicare Supplement premiums are going up about 15 percent (check your insurer) beginning Sept. 1.
Exercise for Seniors
Appreciation for ERA Living in Seattle August 7, 2019 10:21
Many thanks to Era Living for choosing the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Program. Era Living is eight premier retirement communities in the Seattle and greater Seattle area.
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.
Chair Exercise DVD
Thank you Aster Assisted Living of Clintonville, WI for choosing Stronger Seniors July 30, 2019 08:56
Conveniently located on Main Street within walking distance of shops, Aster of Clintonville, WI offers a welcoming community, with warm, friendly residents and a team of caregivers whose support and commitment are second to none.
Activities for Seniors
Thank you Coburg Village! July 24, 2019 15:25
Big thanks to Coburn Village for choosing the Stronger Seniors Program.
Chair Exercise for Seniors
Hidden Signs of Dehydration July 22, 2019 15:25
The body's initial responses to dehydration are thirst to increase water intake along with decreased urine output to try to conserve water.
Chair Exercise DVD programs
How to Start a Workout Routine If You're Overweight July 22, 2019 12:01
Starting a new workout routine is hard for everyone, but it can be especially hard if you are overweight or obese. The best types of exercise for obese people aren't always available at your local gym or fitness studio. Read more...
Exercise for Overweight DVD
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.”
Senior Fitness DVD