Tag Archives: exercise

Exercise for Seniors – Swimming

If you want an excellent way to get great cardiovascular exercise that is also low impact, swimming is an excellent option. It is full body workout. Swimming uses your core muscles, your arms, legs, and glutes, and gives you a … Continue reading

Exercise for Seniors – Biking

If you are looking for a great low impact exercise for seniors, consider biking. Biking is both a moderate, or when desired, intense workout for strengthening legs and glutes and increasing cardiovascular fitness. One of the great things about biking … Continue reading

Exercise for Seniors – Yoga

Are you looking for a low impact exercise option for seniors? Yoga is a great choice. It is a moderate cardiovascular, full-body workout that strengthens, tones, and increases flexibility. Yoga’s goals range from improving health to achieving spiritual tranquility. It … Continue reading

Encore in the News

Senior News from the NCOA

  • Social Security turns 79, but is senior poverty a thing of the past? Social Security keeps millions of seniors out of extreme poverty, but not all. Today, 15% of American seniors are still living in poverty, most of them women and people of color, according to a new report from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Issues like economic insecurity, homelessness, and hunger remain.
  • Going to the fair? Bring these 6 questions It’s county fair time, and many elected officials are sure to make an appearance. This is a great opportunity for you to ask your members of Congress what they’ve done to help seniors—beyond just fending off proposed cuts. When you head to the fair, bring our 6 questions on important aging issues.
  • Making health care data more transparent Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and senior Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-IA) recently asked NCOA and other advocates for new ideas to make health care data more useful and readily available. NCOA submitted recommendations that focus on data in three areas: Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid HCBS.
  • Flu season 2014: Time to get prepared Flu season is right around the corner, and we have all the info you need to help seniors stay healthy. Join us for a free webinar on Aug. 28 to learn about this year’s Flu + You campaign. Discover why the flu is an important health issue for older adults, how you can use free Flu + You materials to empower older adults with information, and fast and easy ways to share prevention tips.
  • NCOA’s Jim Firman named to top 50 list NCOA President and CEO James Firman has been honored as one of the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 for the third year in a row. Highlighting his experience, the list says “there is nobody better at economic security and aging than Firman.”