Just a few minutes of yoga every day can yield tremendous improvements in seniors and caregivers who cope with chronic physical and mental problems.
September is Healthy Aging Month and is the perfect time to celebrate the wisdom, beauty and grace that comes from aging.
Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with these helpful tips.
1. Stay Active
According to the 2015 National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP Caregiving in America report, nearly half of all family caregivers are "somewhat stressed" and more than a third are "highly stressed."
Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, this is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams get a new or second start. Older Americans are working longer, living longer, striving for wellness and advocating for themselves and others more than ever before.
Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads Older American’s Month, providing a special opportunity for the nation to learn about, support, celebrate and recognize our nation’s older citizens.
November is National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM). This year's theme, "Take Care to Give Care", reminds caregivers that "only by taking care of yourself can you be strong enough to take care of your loved one."
Every 70 seconds, a family is affected by Alzheimer’s in America.
In 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's. Today, the number of people with the disease has increased to nearly 5.4 million.
During the month of November, we recognize National Alzheimer's Disease and Awareness Month (NADAM) as well as Family Caregivers Month.
According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the year 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 or older will be more than double what it was in 2010. It’s important that we take care of ourselves at every age to make sure that we can enjoy a long and healthy life.
In 1963, our government declared May to be a time to recognize our nation's older persons for their contributions to society and to provide them with information and resources to help them stay healthy and active for years to come.
The 2016 Older Americans Month theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living is using this time to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults.
We can learn something from anyone at any time. A two year old learns by watching her five year old sister jump and skip. A ten year old boy learns how to shoot a basketball from a neighbor. A grandmother learns how to operate an iPad from her grandson, and so on. Wisdom isn’t always imparted from the older to the younger. The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity for young and old to get together, share stores, and learn from one another. Take advantage of this time together!
May is Older Americans Month. In 1963, our government declared May to be a time to recognize our nation's older persons for their contributions to society and to provide them with information and resources to help them stay healthy and active for years to come.