Playgrounds for an Aging Population are Popping Up in Fairfax and Worldwide

Megan called her parents the other day to check-in and see how they are doing. She was surprised when her dad told her that her mom was at the playground. How could that be? Her only close-by grandchildren were at camp that … [Read more...]

Is Tai Chi for Me?

Dear Ernie and Jannette, My neighbor, Harry, is 80 years old and has gotten really into Tai Chi. He says it helps him stay fit, maintain balance, and avoid falls. I am 77, have arthritis and high blood pressure, and am not sure … [Read more...]

Do this 3 days a week and you may increase the size of your brain

If you are a senior citizen and intent on improving your memory, you may be interested in the results of a recent study that associated improvements in memory with moderate exercise. The study – led by Dr. Kirk Erickson from the … [Read more...]

Seniors can reduce frequency of falls by exercising to music, study finds

Image Courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Music-based exercise programs may help Seniors improve balance and reduce frequency of falls, according to a report online that is expected to be published March 28, in Archives … [Read more...]