Tag Archives: Physical Activity


July 2016
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

November 2014
MA Health Council: 2014 Report on the Preventable Determinants of Health
Tags: Data, Massachusetts, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse
Format: PDF

This is the Massachusetts Health Council’s 2014 Report on the Preventable Determinants of Health.

September 2014
Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
Tags: Physical Activity
Format: Website

Source: Backyard Ocean

This guide describes health benefits of swimming for seniors, in addition to swimming tips and swimming safety for older adults.

September 2014
Exercise for Seniors
Tags: Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information about the benefits of exercise and physical activity for seniors. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine

September 2014
Swimming and Osteoporosis
Tags: Physical Activity
Format: Website

This blog posted on PoolProducts.com discusses the benefits of swimming for older adults with osteoporosis.

September 2014
Exercise and Fitness Over 50
Tags: Physical Activity
Format: Website

This guide provides exercise and fitness tips and resources related to healthy aging. Source: HelpGuide.org

July 2014
PVPC’s Healthy Community Design Toolkit (2014)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Physical Activity, Transportation
Format: PDF, Toolkit

The Healthy Community Design Toolkit provides health advocates with a path to improve community health. The second edition of this report has a focus on aging.

March 2014
Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental and Social Well-­Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston
Tags: Arts in Aging, Healthy Aging Forum, Massachusetts, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
Format: PDF, Presentation

View this poster presented at the 2014 Healthy Aging Forum, “Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston.”

January 2014
National Council on Aging – Physical Activity
Tags: Physical Activity
Format: Website

The National Council on Aging’s Physical Activity webpage has tools and resources on physical activity for older adults.