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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 […]

Staying Up-to-Date With the Latest Technology

As technology continues to evolve, it can also grow more intimidating to the older population. Tech essentials, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets always seem to need the latest software updates in order to function. Worse, seniors may find that the new tech they’ve purchased might work slightly different than the device they previously had, […]

6 Things to Know When Getting Older

As an aging adult, what can you expect in your later years of life? In addition to mental and physical changes, lifestyle changes and other transitions will happen as well. But, don’t fret! What is important is that seniors should be well educated in these transitions and what they can be doing every day that […]

Lessons on Adventure Travel and Retirement from a Project Manager

The following is from a conversation in September between retiree Joan Gurasich, at Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park and 70 Strong Lead Navigator Theodora Kyle-Singer. What struck Theodora was Joan’s warm demeanor and her approach to transitioning from a high level Product Management and Marketing executive in the heart of Silicon Valley to […]

When Will We Get There?

Anyone on a car ride with young children who are anticipating something and doesn’t quite understand the passage of time and distance will inevitably be asked, “when will we get there?” As the children dawdle in their minds, manipulate the latest tech toy—or game– that slides into little hands just so right, adults on the journey will inevitably be approached […]

6 Best Exercises for Seniors

Staying active is an important habit when looking to maintain your health and well-being throughout all stages of life. In fact, regular exercise is essential for seniors. When you have a regular exercise routine, you can better control your body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. This, in turn, can help prevent and reduce your risk […]