Senior Living Blog - Senior Housing Professionals

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four Americans 65 years and older fall every year, and falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries among this population as well. Seniors at 65 years are also twice as likely to be injured or killed in a fire compared to the overall population (and three times as likely at 75 years; four times at 85 years). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers a program, Remembering When, that focuses on fire prevention and fall prevention for seniors. Do you live in a high-risk fire state or in a state with the inclement weather where falls from icy conditions are common? read more

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Americans are living longer, and on average, 10,000 Americans reach retirement age every day, and this rate will continue until the 2030s for the baby boomer generation. By the mid-2030s, there will be nearly 79 million Americans over the age of 65. read more

After months of cold winter weather, spring emerges with warmer temperatures, sunny skies, fresh air, and longer daylight hours. No matter what age, the arrival of spring is met with great excitement. What are some ideas to help seniors enjoy springtime? Here are 14 ideas to jumpstart outdoor activities this spring. read more

Physical Activity at Any Age

Published April 20, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health at any age. Yet only about 30% of individuals between the ages of 45-64 engage in regular exercise, 25% who are 65-74 years old, and 5% who are 85 or older. read more

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