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Try Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention

Article & Image from nextavenue  |  by Debbie Miller  |  Posted July 9, 2018 The ancient practice targets physical and cognitive fundamentals Patricia Bethke Bing, 75, a retired community organizer in Knoxville, Tenn., has been practicing Tai chi for approximately 20 years. She practices three days a week, for 40

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Stretching Exercises

12 Easy and Gentle Seated Stretching Exercises for Seniors in 4 Minutes

Article & Image from Chair exercises like stretching are perfect for seniors because they can be adapted for physical limitations, minimize the risk of injury due to falls, and still give health benefits. Stretching helps ease joint pain and muscle aches and also improves mobility, flexibility, coordination, and circulation.

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Older Americans Act Turns 53 !

On July 14, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law. Over the past 50 years, the Act has helped millions of seniors live, thrive and participate in the community.  The Act supports a range of programs such as, meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation,

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Blood Drive

West Boylston Community Blood Drive – Critical Need!

Sponsored by: Oakdale Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center 76 North Main Street West Boylston, MA 01583 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2pm – 7pm Please help prevent a summer blood shortage. DONATE BLOOD! Schedule your blood donation appointment today. #MissingType  |  |  1-800-RED CROSS Click Here to Download Flyer….

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In Good Company

In Good Company – YOUR MISSION: Propose an idea to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement in older populations

OPTIMAL AGING  – Submit Entries by September 28, 2018 THE NEED— As demographics are changing around the world and people are living longer than ever before—the rapidly expanding 60-plus population are experiencing a new set of challenges: searching for purpose and meaningful engagement as they leave life-long careers, face changes

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Keeping Seniors Cool


Article & Image from: Seniors are at risk for heat stroke during hot weather Older adults need to be more careful of overheating and heat stroke because their bodies can’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger bodies can. Also, seniors are more likely to start out dehydrated. In fact, 40%

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