As men and women get older, regular activities like walking, climbing stairs, bending and reaching, get a lot harder and the risk of falls increases. These “activities of daily living” require strength and balance, and that’s just one of the reasons why fitness programs for older adults are so important. Continue reading
At a recent meeting, a usually shy volunteer member brought a note given to her by a student that expressed how much the student loved and would miss her when the school year ends. This note is now proudly hanging on her fridge as a daily reminder of her impact on a child’s life. This is one of many examples of the social connection between generations that is created at Generations Incorporated. Continue reading
Program Description: This in-home physical activity intervention (chair bound and advanced exercises) is focused on maintaining health status and quality of life of frail elders.
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Program Description: This program helps older adults to manage lower-extremity osteoarthritis through engagement in safe, balanced program of physical activity that builds lower extremity strength.
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Program Description: This program helps to improve the overall functional fitness and well-being of older adults.
Learn More: www.projectenhance.org/EnhanceFitness.aspx
Program Description: The Arthritis Self-Management Program is a community-based recreational exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation. Trained instructors cover a variety of range-of-motion and endurance-building activities, relaxation techniques, and health education topics. All of the exercises can be modified to meet participant needs. The program’s demonstrated benefits include improved functional ability, decreased depression, and increased confidence in one’s ability to exercise.
Learn More: Healthy Living Center of Excellence, www.healthyliving4me.org/programs/
Program Description: This program helps older adults to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance and strength, build confidence in the ability to be physically active and improve overall health. The program is designed to decrease disability and improve arthritis symptoms, self-efficacy, and perceived control, balance, strength, and walking pace.
Program Description: This program helps older adults to improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation, as well as decrease pain and falls.