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…

A New York-based technology center is helping seniors harness the power of computers and smartphones to live independently and be part of a global community. OATS, Older Adults Technology Services, has partnered with over 70 organizations to provide technology training to older adults. Partnering organizations include the City of New York, the New York Public…

The older you get, the more important strength, agility, power, and lean mass become in maintaining your health. Most seniors expect strength and all the other elements of physical ability to decrease but exercise is good for just about everyone, including senior citizens. There are four different types of exercises:  Aerobic, or endurance, activities to…

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