The Power of Poses: Yoga helps seniors gain strength and flexibility while relieving stress

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Across north Alabama, inside gyms, church buildings and an arts center, people gather to practice breathing, stretching and balance. Some come to relieve stress and increase core strength. Others come out of curiosity. “Simple curiosity and an invitation from a friend were my introduction to yoga. I was actually kind of amazed when

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How Seniors Can Approach Exercise

Exercise is a vital component ofa healthy lifestyle. By makingexercise part of their day-to-dayroutines, people of all ages, including menand women over the age of 50, can greatlyimprove their overall health. Frequency of exerciseSeniors, particularly those who have notexercised much in the past, may not knowhow much exercise they need to reap the fullrewards of physical activity. Though it’s bestto

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8 TIPS FOR Senior Travelers

Few demographics have the free timeand the financial capacity to travel asmuch as retirees. Now that childrenhave flown the coop and retirement papershave been filed, the world is many seniors’oyster. According to a survey from AARP, travelis a top goal for more than 80 percent ofBaby Boomers. Children may find thatencouraging their aging parents to travel canpromote more independence and

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Volunteer Safety

Volunteers are vital to the survival of manycharitable organizations. Without peoplewilling to offer their time and expertise free ofcharge, many nonprofits would find it difficult, if notimpossible, to meet their missions. The global pandemic that began in late 2019and continued into 2021 changed many aspectsof life as the world knew it, and that includesvolunteering. Social distancing measures and stayat-home mandates

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Gov. Ivey awards $1.9 million to aid elderly and disabled abuse victims

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $1.9 millionto assist elderly and disabled adults whoare victims of abuse.The grant to the state Department ofHuman Resources will provide in-home ortemporary placement for elderly and disabledvictims who are subjected to abuse, neglect andexploitation.“No one should ever be subject to abuse ofany kind, and it is reprehensible that it shouldhappen to someone who may not

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AMAZING BENEFITS TO SENIORS HAVING PETS

Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So, it shouldcome as no surprise that the 2019-2020 National PetOwners Survey, which was conducted by theAmerican Pet Products Association, found thatabout 85 million families in the United Statesown a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million householdsare home to companion animals, states thePetBacker blog.Pets off er companionship andunconditional love. While they are

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