“A Matter of Balance” is an 8-week program produced by the National Council on Aging. According to the NCOA, this program acknowledges the risk of falling while emphasizing practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. This is achieved through the following methods: Promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable—Studies show that…

Parkour is an acrobatic sport that uses the environment as an obstacle course. It’s a sport that requires a lot of running, jumping and flipping. Traditional parkour participants are young, but in some Parkour gyms that’s about to change. Parkour Generations America is a national organization that offers classes aimed at adults ages 50 and…

Many senior drivers grapple with the issue of driving. At what age should seniors stop driving? Is it safe to drive locally? What about highway driving? For seniors who decide to give up driving, this can often be a difficult experience due to the loss of independence it represents. The choice is often a painful…

In addition to exercising and eating well, here are some surprising ways to improve heart health: 1. Take care of your teeth: Scientists have discovered a link between healthy teeth and a healthy heart. There’s evidence that the same bacteria that causes gum infections and periodontitis have been found within the atherosclerotic plaques in the…

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