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Improve Balance and Strength Through Tai Chi

Growing older isn’t always easy but there are ways to improve balance and strength with yoga or Tai Chi. Our bodies go through many changes and as one gets older, this often means reduced flexibility, range of motion, agility and overall strength. And these are some of the major factors that can contribute to the […]

The Serious Challenge of Elder Abuse

Parents, grandparents and other older loved ones often play big roles in our lives and who we become. Role changes are often so gradual that we don’t notice until we’ve become their caretakers, but with that job comes great responsibility. Our elderly loved ones need not just our care but also our protection against potential […]

70 Strong Resources on Dementia, Memory Loss and Normal Aging

Many older adults come to 70Strong.org seeking information and resources in San Mateo County, California, on memory loss, dementia, the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging. These are issues of growing concern as our population ages. As the National Institute on Aging states, “Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. […]

Getting Help with the Aid of 70 Strong

Seniors getting help in Redwood City

For more than 20 years Carmen C. provided invaluable help as a translator to parents of Spanish-speaking high school students in San Mateo County.  She cared about the children and their families and it gave her satisfaction to use her language expertise to make a difference.  Recently, Carmen needed a helping hand herself. Thanks to […]

Providing a Lift with Lyft

Jody W. is delighted. Jody is a retired, 80-year-young Redwood City resident who loves her fitness and water-color classes. But getting to them was a challenge. Jody is not alone. Transportation is on many people’s minds. That’s why people are delighted to find out that 70 Strong can assist them in trying out Lyft, the […]

How to Feel Less Lonely with 70 Strong

Do you worry about your aging parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts? At the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service, we focus on keeping older adults active, engaged and supported through peer counseling and other services. A terrific program for older people who live in the Sequoia Healthcare District is 70 Strong– it’s a combination of a free referral, website and […]

Top 5 Exercises to Prevent Heart Disease

Seniors walking and exercising

The key to living a long and healthy life is exercise, especially the older you get. According to WebMD, aerobic exercise “helps cut your chances of getting heart disease. It’s good for your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, energy level, and mood.” Furthermore, studies in the past have shown that regular exercise—30-60 minutes a day–can help […]