Good news for seniors who enjoy traveling but find the logistics overwhelming: senior tours can provide a solution. Senior tours are designed for people over the age of 60. They feature day trips with smaller groups, greater flexibility, a leisurely pace and comfortable accommodations. For seniors with some health issues, these tours may be ideal….

Did you know that swimming may be the ideal form of exercise for the elderly? Swimming has many recognized health benefits and can lead to improved heart health, reduced risk of osteoporosis, increased flexibility, and improved muscle strength. Because swimming is a low impact activity, seniors can gain strength without risking injury. Many other forms…

In New York, the Arts & Minds program has partnered with three New York museums– the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Historical Society and the Studio Museum in Harlem– to support people with Alzheimer’s. This program invites elderly people with memory disorders and their caregivers to attend weekly art exhibits at museums. “We know…

A unique museum in New York—the Carter Burden Gallery– exhibits artwork by seniors. Open only to artists aged 60 or above, the Carter Burden Gallery showcases the artwork of older, lesser-known artists. Paintings, photographs and other art mediums are displayed. Social events and art-related discussions are held at the gallery, with artwork available for purchase….

Libraries now offer more than just books. In addition to DVDs and other digital resources, libraries have become welcoming places for seniors. “A good library reflects the needs of its particular community,” says Nick Higgins, Chief Librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. “Our older adult community is growing rapidly. … They’re starting to exhibit some…

Regular exercise brings many physical and emotional benefits, ranging from weight loss to improved mood. Exercising is particularly important for seniors. Improved strength, balance and coordination are a few of the benefits regular exercise can provide. Doctors recommend regular exercise as an important preventative health measure. To make gyms more accessible to everyone, gyms that…

According to new research published in the International Psychogeriatrics, the challenge of loneliness is a specific concern to seniors in their late 80s. Causes of loneliness are varied, but declining mobility is a common culprit. Visiting family and friends can become physically challenging. Limited opportunities for outings and social experiences often lead to increased loneliness….

Several hospitals have transformed their emergency rooms, including New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai is the first hospital in New York to open a Geriatric Emergency Department. Geriatric emergency rooms are specifically designed for older patients, who often find regular emergency rooms chaotic and overwhelming. “The emergency department is not a great place to…

New programs in England are paving the way for better health for seniors. One program involves a paradigm shift: instead of prescribing medication, medical practitioners can prescribe dance lessons, cooking clubs and art classes. Called “social prescriptions,” these funded programs are aimed at reducing loneliness among seniors. Another innovative program will allow postal workers from…

Story from UAE on students teaching senior citizens how to be tech savvy. A person may claim they don’t need a phone – that they don’t need to call anyone and this may well be the case. But everyone needs to be contactable – especially senior citizens. Did you get there okay? What time can…

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