Prevent Falls by Building Strength, Mobility and Balance

It’s that time of year when seniors must take extra precautions to avoid a fall. Dipping temperatures and inclement weather conditions increase the risk factors for falls—especially—in older adults. The good news is there are simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe! Outside your home, make sure you have assistance when shoveling sidewalks and walkways. Lay adequate amounts of salt to prevent ice from forming. You can reduce your risk of falling by

Get Active, Feel Great!

Rosemary Thomas proudly endorses physical fitness and the saying, “If you don’t move it, you will lose it.” After two hip replacements and fluctuating weight, she knew she needed to step up her fitness routine to regain mobility. Joining SilverSneakers®  provided her with the consistency she desired and the confidence she needed to begin fine-tuning her body. In addition to attending SilverSneakers classes regularly, she loves cardio and dancing. Thomas encourages others to get active

Keeping Cool and Hydrated

Summer can be a time of rest and relaxation, involving family picnics, time at the beach or working in the yard and gardens. As the days get hotter, the risk of dehydration increases and can be a serious problem for anyone, but older adults are more at risk for dehydration, due to a decrease in body water content. Medical conditions and medications can also affect a senior’s water retention, and those with dementia may forget

Get Active, Feel Great!

Rosemary Thomas proudly endorses physical fitness and the saying, “If you don’t move it, you will lose it.” After two hip replacements and fluctuating weight, she knew she needed to step up her fitness routine to regain mobility. Joining SilverSneakers® provided her with the consistency she desired and the confidence she needed to begin fine-tuning her body. In addition to attending SilverSneakers classes regularly, she loves cardio and dancing. Thomas encourages others to get active

Get Active, Feel Great!

Rosemary Thomas of Chicago proudly endorses physical fitness and the saying, “If you don’t move it, you will lose it.” After two hip replacements and fluctuating weight, she knew she needed to step up her fitness routine to regain mobility. Joining SilverSneakers®  provided her with the consistency she desired and the confidence she needed to begin fine-tuning her body. In addition to attending SilverSneakers classes regularly, she loves cardio and dancing. Thomas encourages others to

Staying Active With Arthritis

You may think of arthritis as a condition that primarily affects older adults. While many seniors live with a form of the disease, according to the Arthritis Foundation, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65. Arthritis frequently occurs with other chronic diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately half of U.S. adults with heart disease or diabetes and one-third of those who are obese have arthritis. There