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

  • Vaccines: What Medicare pays for Medicare pays for many preventive services, including vaccines, but the coverage rules and frequency can be confusing. Our Center for Benefits Access outlines the commonly recommended vaccines for people with Medicare, which part of Medicare covers them, and where to find more information.
  • Start planning for Falls Prevention Awareness Day Did you know that more than 21,700 older Americans die every year from injuries related to unintentional falls? Participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23 to give seniors in your area tips and tools to stay safe.
  • Senior centers on the move NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is working to improve senior centers nationwide. The FY14 NISC Annual Report details how members evaluated senior center operations and programs, shared best practices, advocated for policies that help older adults, and more.
  • It's Hunger Action Month: What about seniors? It’s estimated that more than 4 million seniors are eligible for nearly $4.5 billion in food benefits, but they are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Why? Many simply don’t know about the program. September is Hunger Action Month. Help us spread the word—SNAP helps hungry seniors and it's easy to get started!
  • 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.