Category Archives: Wellness

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]