Think you don't have a balance problem? If you're older than 40, you might be less steady than you think!
Did you know that seniors today consume more alcohol than their counterparts of previous generations? This can put their health at serious risk.
Icy sidewalks, power outages, and darker days that can lead to depression … what can we do to help our elderly relatives stay safe and healthy during the winter months?
Most Americans want to grow older in their own homes. What can our government agencies do to help make this possible?
September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Have you talked about this topic with senior loved ones? How did the conversation go?
Grandparents and grandchildren influence each other's physical and emotional well-being in many powerful ways.
The risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases as we grow older. How can we prevent these potentially catastrophic events?
The National Council on Aging sponsors this event, which is held on the first day of fall each year. This year's theme is "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," reflecting the role of fitness and overall health in the growing public health issue of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.
Perhaps you've seen or participated in the slow, fluid body motions of tai chi (tie-chee). If so, you are one of 2.3 million Americans who practice this graceful martial art that originated in China and is shown to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-confidence, and elevate overall well-being.
Falls are a serious matter for older adults. Falls send more than 2 million seniors to the hospital every year, and sadly, many of them are subsequently unable to return to independent living. A serious fall resulting in a fractured hip, a dangerous laceration or a brain injury is often the trigger for a move to a nursing home.