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Rebecca Blackwell

Rebecca Blackwell

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How Today's Seniors are Changing the Definition of "Old"

Today's seniors are not only embracing the concept of active aging, they are redefining what it means.

Why Core Strength is Vital to Active Aging

For care professionals and trainers working with older adults, the importance of core strength is not exactly new news. But do your clients understand – really understand – how important it is to engage in regular resistance training aimed at strengthening their core?

How is Wellness Connected to Dollars?

With the number of older adults continuing to rise over the next couple of decades, the opportunities to serve them grows as well. For many Senior Living Communities, this means a renewed focus on creating a robust wellness program to meet the demand. But, how is wellness connected to dollars?

The Business Case for Wellness

Is there a business case for wellness programs in senior living communities? Yes! Today's seniors have an expectation of living “well” and are looking for services that support their aspiration for an active healthy life beyond the age of 65. Here are the elements that make up a profitable program.

The Truth About Functional Training and Active Independent Aging

Functional training is a buzzword right now, with the word popping up in a variety of contexts and meanings. The term itself has been around for nearly 70 years. But, what does it mean today? And is it an important concept for care professionals and administrators of Senior Living Centers?

5 Balance Exercises to Challenge Active Seniors

Strength training combined with balance exercises can reverse the natural loss of muscle mass, strength, speed, reflexes, and coordination that comes with age. Here are 5 of the most effective balance exercises for older adults.

Why Stretching is Important in Active Aging and Functional Training

Stretching keeps joints flexible, improves energy, and supports older adults in activities of daily life. Learn more about how stretching supports exercise and functional training in active aging.

Why Data Matters: Evidence-Based Active Aging Exercise Programs for Seniors

Evidence-based exercise programs tightly measure the probability of consistent and reliable positive change in those who use them. For the ‘active aging’ senior, they are particularly affirming. Learn more!

5 Strength Training Exercises that Will Challenge Active Seniors

Many exercises directed at older adults aren’t challenging enough for those who are already active and strong. Check out these 5 strength training exercises that will challenge active seniors, supporting an independent life.

Proven Fall Prevention in Long-Term Residential Aged Care Facilities

The Sunbeam Program was tested for its ability to reduce fall rates in residential aged care facilities. The results showed a remarkable 55% fall rate reduction! Find out more today!