News About Aging

Posted By Abbey Porter

Veterans can apply to compete in national ‘Golden Age Games’

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Biloxi, Mississippi, May 7-11.

Folk dancers enjoy health benefits and sociability at their weekly class.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Dancing for health

Held at Center on the Hill … the place for active adults, located in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, “Folk Dance on Fridays” draws an avid following. Under the direction of folk dance aficionado Bill Wadlinger, participants learn line and circle dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Hungary, Greece, Scandinavia and other locales around the world. But enjoyment is only one of the benefits. Dancing is good for your heart – and more.

It is important to pursue fitness activities during winter. Stock photo)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Winter fitness strategies

Chill winds and early darkness may tempt us to stay inside nestled in an armchair, but our bodies must move – indoors or outdoors – to remain healthy. “Exercise strengthens your muscles and bones and promotes a sense of well-being,” said Joanne Fagerstrom, a licensed physical therapist.

"The King's Men" line dancers practice in class at the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center in North Philadelphia. (Photo by Paula Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Dancing with ‘The King’s Men’

“Kick, kick, tap, tap. 10, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight … Do the rest – in line, in rhythm,” Paulette Chambers instructs the 10 male line dancers arrayed before her. The weekly class takes place at the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center in North Philadelphia. Her students call themselves “The King’s Men.”

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: November 14 – 18, 2016

Trainer Eric Ramos works on balance exercise with two seniors
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Boost balance, strength with exercise classes at senior centers

“A lot of people from age 55 will start noticing a difference in balance. They lose strength in their legs. Exercise helps seniors who have problems with arthritis and prevents them from falling,” said Eric Ramos, the master trainer for the EnhanceFitness offered at 16 senior centers supported by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging in every area of the city. The program offers levels that are both challenging for active older adults, and safe for those who are less fit or frail.

Mummers lead the Senior Strut
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Tickets Now on Sale for Senior Strut Oct. 14

Seniors, age 60-plus, are invited to “The Senior Strut: A Health Event in the Park” on Friday, October 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row.

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