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  1. New Year, New You: Exercises for Seniors to Overcome a Sedentary Lifestyle

    Staying physically active, regardless of age, is vital for all of us, and although it can be challenging for older adults who are impacted by chronic health conditions or other effects of aging, there are a number of ways to work around these challenges to maximize health. Prior to starting any new exercise program, be[…] Read More…

  2. The Critical Role of Exercise in the Elderly, and How Home Care Services Can Help

    According to the US Census Bureau, adults age 65 years and older are now the largest and fastest growing segment of our population – predicted to increase from 12% now to 20% by the year 2030. And incredibly, the number of seniors aged 85 and older will more than double, to as many as 8.5[…] Read More…

  3. Celebrate National Senior Fitness Day with These Exercises

    May has so many things to celebrate and honor: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, and the official kickoff to summer. However, there’s something else that we at Nightingale Homecare keep in mind each May: National Senior Fitness Day! Celebrated on May 25, this year’s theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self!” More than[…] Read More…

  4. How Exercise Can Help Seniors Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

    As we age, our balance can become more of a problem. There are many reasons for this loss of stability including: weakness in our hips and thighs which make walking more difficult, losing the ability to properly lift our feet making us more prone to stumble and poor posture. Although many other factors can cause[…] Read More…

  5. Can Brain Exercise Prevent Dementia?

    Love playing chess or taking on the newspaper crossword puzzle each week? You may be doing more than just upping your enjoyment factor; you may actually be keeping your brain healthy! According to recent studies, researchers believe activities that promote mental engagement such as games and puzzles, are linked with a decreased risk of a[…] Read More…