#RespectYourElders: Yuichiro Miura (born 1932) is a Japanese alpinist and the oldest man to climb Mount Everest, which he accomplished
In addition to the games and craft projects we’ve been discussing, there are many other activities that you can enjoy with your older loved ones. Whether your loved one is dealing with dementia or a physical illness, many of these activities can be adapted to fit their needs and abilities.
If you think you cannot exercise because of an injury, disability or illness, think again. Chair exercises are perfect for people who have limited mobility and the desire to stay fit.
Each week, I applaud my grandmother for attending a local exercise class. Though the social aspect is the draw, the benefit is a healthier self. Recently, I was given the chance to observe the class and interview her instructor Al Schmidt, an entertaining man with a passion for staying fit.
It doesn’t matter if you are the fittest grandparent in the Midwest; crawling around playing hide and seek – or even just lifting and carrying the grandkids can do a number on your neck, knees and back.
An astounding 8.3% of the population in the United States has Diabetes. That’s 25.8 million people! Even more astounding: 10.9 million of those 25.8 million people are 65 years of age or older.