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

  • NISC welcomes new leadership The Executive Committee of our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has welcomed Sue Getman, executive director at Wilmington Senior Center, as the new NISC Chair. Other new leaders include Lynn Fields Harris, Nicole Gorman, and Elizabeth Biggers Barnat.
  • Educate Congress in August August is around the corner and that means members of Congress will be in their home districts. Introduce them to the seniors you serve and programs you offer! Since federal funding decisions for next year are still on hold, this is a great chance to educate legislators about investments they can make in key programs.
  • How do you compare? Take our United States of Aging Survey quiz to see how you compare to seniors nationally when it comes to optimism, setting health goals, and whether your community is prepared for an aging population. If you missed last week’s Town Hall event announcing the 2014 results, watch the recording on USA Today.
  • Webinar: Like, Post, Tweet, & Pin Us Join us on July 24 for Part II in our series with IlluminAge on marketing and communications strategies and best practices for the aging services organization. Discover the importance of editorial planning, diverse content sources, and discipline in managing your organization’s social media efforts.
  • 2 weeks left to enter our Falls Free® photo contest Send us your photos of older adults participating in evidence-based falls prevention programs—and you could win an Amazon gift card! Winning photos also will be used to promote the 2014 Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on Sept. 23. The deadline to enter is Aug. 1.