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

  • Tell Congress to increase funding for falls prevention The federal government spends only about $7 million per year to prevent falls among older adults. Yet, with 1 in 3 seniors falling each year, the annual medical costs for treating these injuries are now over $36 billion. Help us tell Congress to give elder falls prevention the funding it needs!
  • Promote falls prevention during Older Americans Month The theme for Older Americans Month in May is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow." Our focus is on falls prevention. Check out our resources that you can use and share throughout the month.
  • Webinar: Community First Choice Option The Community First Choice Option provides states with a new opportunity and financial incentive to expand access to home and community-based services to individuals with disabilities and seniors. Hear from three states that are actively considering or implementing it in a May 16 webinar sponsored by NCOA and the Friday Morning Collaborative.
  • How to get help paying for dental, vision, hearing care Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how seniors can get help paying for these services.
  • Webinar: Steps to Avoiding Scams Join NCOA and IlluminAge for a free webinar on April 24 to discover common scams and fraud targeting older adults, resources to help protect them, and how to use our Savvy Saving SeniorsĀ® scams toolkit in your community.