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Martial arts teacher (left) and student
Posted By Abbey Porter

Martial arts inspire confidence

While the term “martial arts” might summon images of people punching and kicking each other, hundreds of martial arts exist today, not all of which focus on physical combat.

Two men enjoy volleyball at KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Promoting healthy lifestyles

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) funds 20 senior community centers and eight satellite meal sites in neighborhoods throughout the city. Healthy lifestyle programs and activities at centers run the gamut from nutrition and fitness to disease and stress prevention, health screenings, counseling and social support – and pure recreational fun.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: February 27 – March 3, 2017

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

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