Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.
Research shows a growing trend among seniors who are incorporating technology into their lives in a variety of ways. In response, many senior living facilities are upgrading amenities with new technology as a way of supporting current residents and attracting new residents.
Population shifts are changing our economy in extraordinary ways, and many businesses are using the aging market as a lens through which they create a business strategy for the future. One of the most important implications for US businesses to understand about the population shift is that more and more older adults are not only expecting to live longer – they’re expecting to live well.
Today's seniors are not only embracing the concept of active aging, they are redefining what it means.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.