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Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

We’ve all heard it a hundred times: exercise is important! When we hear this, many of us automatically think of the role of exercise in weight management, but do we think about the other benefits of exercising? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight many of these benefits such as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression; improving our moods; reducing our blood pressure and the risk of falls; and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints.

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By Ashlee Williman | 09/10/2019

Chen, L., Ye, M., & Kahana, E. (2019). A Self-Reliant Umbrella: Defining Successful Aging Among the Old-Old (80+) in Shanghai. Journal of Applied Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819842500

Williman, A. (2019, June 12). 4 Tips for Preventing Social Isolation. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/4-tips-for-preventing-social-isolation.

Walking Tips to Support a Loved One

There are many health benefits for older adults who walk on a regular basis. If a loved one has mobility issues, they can still benefit from walking, even if it's just a little bit. Here are some tips to help a loved one remain mobile.

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06/11/2019

Benefits of Volunteering

Are you looking to learn a new skill, become more connected in your community, or engage with others? Whatever your reason may be, volunteering could be a great option for you! Volunteers are crucial to many organizations, as they provide fresh, new ideas, cost savings to the organization, and share knowledge, expertise and experiences with staff and other volunteers. So why not give back and gain something in return?

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By Ashlee Williman | 06/11/2019