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Administrators: Turn Your Attention to Mobility

Mobility…

How older adults are able to move around is more important than you probably imagine.

It’s easy to understand that all of us humans around here would, of course, want the ability to walk around the block, get ourselves some lunch, and spend some time with loved ones in a social setting. But just how important is that?

Do we, as a society, take for granted exactly what quality of life effects? It’s not just a measure of pleasure for the individual. Quality of life affects economic and social aspects of the larger community, the healthcare sector, staff, and other personnel support.
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Don’t Neglect Your Core! Core Strengthening For Seniors Increases Quality of Life

Rise up. Open those eyes. Get out of bed. Walk into the next room. Reach up to the sky and stretch. Sit down a moment. Stand up. Turn around. Bend down and pet the cat. Make her purr and let it make you smile.

Sounds like a beautiful morning to be alive. Another sunrise, another opportunity to breathe deep and feel your presence on the planet.

This is a moment to pay homage to the core.
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Active Senior Exercising

 Seniors Can Beat Osteoporosis With Exercise

You are strong. You are brave. Nothing is going to keep you down. Not a silly thing like age or even a real thing like osteoporosis. Nothing. That’s right. You got this.

The research is clear, motivating, and irrefutable—

Weight-bearing exercise improves bone density and the coveted, “quality of life.”

So make a statement with each new day to feel better, breathe easier, walk stronger, and stand taller. You’re alive. Enjoy it!

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How Administrators of Senior Centers Can Help Serve up Nutrition

Administrators of senior living communities have to make wellness choices for their residents every day; the good news is that some of the choices are easy.

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin

 

When working with the dietitians, cooking staff, and seniors in your community, having some knowledge around nutrition will help all involved make better results-driven health choices for the residents.
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Man in Wheelchair exercising

8 Exercises for Wheelchair Bound Seniors: An Interview with Dave Lykowski, Clinical Specialist

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”

– Mary Kay Ash

Often times the mobility impaired are misunderstood. While the complete function of the legs may have been lost or reduced, the function of the person is certainly not. What are arms for anyway, but to pull us, to lift us, to greater heights and beyond? What are our core muscles for, but to hold, bend, twist, and reach? What is our heart and mind for, but to think and feel? Continue reading…

Active Senior Flexing His Bicep

Exercise Helps the Aging Mind Look 10 Years Younger

As a specially trained physical therapist, your world revolves around how to make people feel better in their own bodies. You’re there to help them gain strength, flexibility, and balance. You’re there to help them believe in themselves and their own abilities. Your role in people’s lives can’t be underestimated, especially for the older adult population. Continue reading…

Healthy Habits for Seniors

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors to Feel More Fantastic

You’ve lived a life filled with the complex experiences that have made you who you are today. How would it be to feel completely empowered to feel even better, more vibrant, robust, and joyful? Cultivating habits for wellness creates a foundation for positive growth and builds upon itself for even greater rewards. Who wouldn’t want that?

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