The Role of Nutrition in Heart Health (Infographic)

83 Million Americans are living with heart disease or the after-effects of stroke. The numbers are scary, but we can do our part to help improve them by making simple lifestyle changes and focusing on heart-healthy nutrition – specifically omega-3 fatty acids, oat beta-glucan and vitamin D. Click on the infographic below to expand it and…

Get Moving: Fall Exercise Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to get active outdoors; not too hot and not too cold, the weather is just right. Here are five ideas for making exercise fun this autumn: Leaf Walk or Jog: The changing colors of fall foliage provide gorgeous scenery for a brisk stroll or jog. Check out a local park,…

Learning New Skills Keeps An Aging Mind Sharp

New research from the University of Texas, Dallas found activities that require a mentally demanding skill are likely to improve cognitive function versus less demanding activities The study, published in the Psychological Science journal, looked at 221 adults, ages 60 to 90, who engaged in a particular type of activity for 15 hours a week…

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Did you know November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Maintaining brain health is important for all of us. Here is information on four lifestyle factors to promote brain health. Mental Engagement People who continue to learn new things and enjoy new activities can…

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month – a great time for people of all ages to re-evaluate how they are taking care of their bodies and minds. As we age, it’s natural to become more concerned about our health. The good news is there are several steps we can all take to maintain better health, such…

Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America

The National Center for Creative Aging has released a Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America. This wonderful new resource is a comprehensive list of various arts programs for older adults around the United States. The directory includes painting classes, dance classes, performances, literature groups and more. The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated…

Tips to Increase Longevity

As we age, it becomes even more critical to take care of our bodies. We can help prevent disease and injury by incorporating aerobic exercise and healthy nutrition into our everyday routine. So what are some easy-to-implement actions you can do to stay vibrant? Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, fellow of the American College…

The Power of Creativity

Creative expression is vital for healthy aging. Research shows that mental activity stimulated by the arts can be especially beneficial to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) aims to meet the developmental needs of adults through creative engagement, sense memory and self-expression. According to the NCCA, as people grow…