Active Aging

  • March 11, 2017

    I’m Looking for Seniors Like Me

    I don’t know about you, but I refuse to become irrelevant, or an after-thought in today’s world. My choice is to stay active, to stay engaged, and to continue contributing to this world I’ve influenced for 66 years. My goal at this stage is to avoid the fate of so...

  • March 11, 2017

    Building your Mental Muscle with Resistance Training

    Could regular visits to the weight room help older adults who have mild cognitive impairments? For years we have been told all the benefits of regular resistance training. These benefits include: increased metabolism, building lean tissue, improve self-efficacy, improved balance and posture, decrease risk of injury, increase body density, strength...

  • January 1, 2017

    The Able Artist

    By Marianne Hamilton Each night before he slips off to sleep, Johannes Michalski performs one final ritual. Calling to Sushi Yamaguchi, his beloved Shih Tzu, Michalski invites the canine to settle in at the foot of his bed. “Good night, Sushi; see you tomorrow,” Michalski pledges. Then a second, cheerful...

  • December 31, 2016

    Loving Angel Service Dogs: Happy Dogs, Happy Life

    By Rosario E. Flores In our lifetimes we meet thousands of people who impact us in one way or another. Within those years, some of us come across not only people, but fury little things that make our days better. Dogs. They are our confident and loyal partners whenever we...

  • October 31, 2016

    Active Aging: In need of holiday cheer? Volunteer!

    By Marianne Hamilton News flash: The holidays can make you crazy! OK, maybe not a huge revelation. As the media begins its annual, non-stop assault, insisting that we must all have family over, have eight-course gourmet meals prepared, have our houses perfectly decorated, have parties, have fun, and, most importantly,...

  • October 31, 2016

    Mona Lisa Touch: Restoring Vaginal Health

    By Robert M. Cope, MD Recently, a lively and pleasant woman came into my office for a medical consultation. She was 61 years old, had been healthy all her life, had given birth to four children, and was happily married. Her concern was about her urinary health. She had started...

  • August 21, 2016

    DART Masters Swimming: Different Strokes for Different Folks

    By DART Masters Staff “I wish they didn’t call it ‘Masters’ Swimming,” says Cindy Gilmore, referring to United States Masters Swimming (USMS), “We definitely aren’t anywhere close to becoming masters at swimming,” she jokes, as she pulls her purple silicone swim cap down over her pony tail. Watching Cindy’s smooth...

  • July 1, 2016

    ICL Freedom: Change the Way You See the World…

    By Donna Childs I tend to be under the assumption that most people need glasses or contacts at some time in their life, at least for reading or driving—which means I’m always surprised, and a little bit jealous, when I discover someone has perfect vision. It feels impolite of them,...

  • July 1, 2016

    Beating the Summer Heat

    By Kelli Charlton The dog days of summer are known as the hottest, most uncomfortable days in the northern hemisphere, and we certainly don’t escape this annual occurrence here in Southern Utah. Older adults are at a higher risk for heat-related illness, and must take extra precautions not to overheat...

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