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

  • Why not the Older Americans Act? In the Huffington Post, NCOA board member Bob Blancato points out the small glimmers of bipartisanship during the 113th Congress and rightly asks: “Why Not the Older Americans Act?” It’s time to urge your Senators and Representatives to finally reauthorize the OAA, before time runs out this year!
  • Deadline Friday: Falls Free® Photo Contest Send us photos of older adults participating in evidence-based falls prevention programs—and you could win an Amazon gift card! Winning photos will be used to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on Sept. 23.
  • Is a reverse mortgage the best choice? If you know older adults who are considering a reverse mortgage, they must get counseling from a government-approved agency to see if it's the right option for them. Our Reverse Mortgage Counseling Services Network is one of nine national counseling groups approved by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. Please spread the word by sharing our toll-free number: 855-899-3778.
  • 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.