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Good Nutrition for the Golden Years

by Jennie McCary, MS, RD, LD
The aging body has special nutrient needs that, when properly addressed, contribute to optimum health in the later years.
pyramid is a flag at the top suggesting that older adults may need certain supplemental nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12. SIDEBAR: Resources Administration on Aging, Centers for Disease Control and ...

Ages and Stages of Wellness Programming

by Debbie Bellenger, MA
Programs: Provide all your members with in-depth, customized services that address the full continuum of care.
lifestyle, prevent falls, remain socially engaged and feel supported (Administration on Aging, There are many challenges associated with aging, but obesity increases the difficulty. To age well, older individuals need to ...

Grants Bolster Community Services for Seniors

by Joy Keller
services. Some grants will also improve the overall quality of life for retirement community residents. To learn more and to see if your neighborhood has received a grant, visit

Building the Bridge: A Career in Medical Fitness

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
Discover how you can become part of an exciting movement in the industry.
and a registered dietitian. She is currently attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at on Aging. 2004. Statistics on the aging population, 2004. ...

Senior Fitness Research Roundup

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Interesting new research offers insights into helping older adults age "into health."
the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services.; retrieved Nov. 13, ...