4 Fun Exercise Routines for Senior Citizens

These 4 fun exercise routines for senior citizens require less motivation for me than the usual ones. I do not like to exercise, but I can actually make myself do one of these simple exercise routines every day. Of course, you already know the importance of movement for seniors — we have to keep our bodies moving in order to stay healthy. Strict regimens simply do not appeal to me, especially as I have aged. But with four choices, it’s somehow easier for me. As my nephew recently told his mom, “walk around inside the house if you have to, but move that body.”

Easy Cardio and Aerobics for Seniors

Part 1 – Basic Low Impact Aerobics Complete 20 Minute Workout

Part 2 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMwGBr82XW8. Extremely low impact aerobics by MAKE IT FIT for people who have been living a sedentary lifestyle. This will help you get moving! Because of length, this video has been split into two parts. Both parts total about 21 minutes. This video is Part 1 (about 11.5 minutes in length).

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Fun Line Dancing for Seniors

Jack is Back ! This is a fun line dance to learn. Nobody’s watching, so just go ahead and try it. After a few times, you will be staying right in step — and if you don’t, that’s okay too. The important thing is that we move the body and have a little fun. Exercise does not have to be miserable — it can be fun!

Jack Is Back (Senior Line Dance)

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Easy Chair Exercises for Seniors

It’s really nice to know that chair exercises count too.  There are days when our energy is just too low to think about exercise time, right?   But with these chair exercises, we can accomplish our exercises without having to be on our feet – and feel stronger in the process.  Take 3-5 minutes to take care of yourself.  Today!

Dance Along Workout for Seniors and Elderly – Low Impact Dance Exercise on Chairs

(Isl.Style_#9) https://muve.org . MUVE Moments invite audiences to spontaneously dance along in front of their TV or computer screens, to be more active at home and get a break from sedentary activities. The easy dance workout needs no memorization. In this senior fitness video, we are “in the flow of the music,” enjoying simple moves while sitting on a chair.

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Easy Yoga for Seniors – Relax and Feel Better

Yoga is one of the easiest and most effective exercises for seniors.  It’s easy to learn and good for your body, mind, and spirit.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Start Your Yoga Journey Today

http://sixtyandme.com/gentleyoga Gentle yoga for seniors is one of the best ways to reduce stiffness and get more energy. In this video, yoga instructor Cat Kabira provides an introduction to yoga for older adults. She will explain what yoga really is and will walk through some of the equipment that you might want to have available as you begin your yoga journey.

 

Have fun with these 4 exercise routines for senior citizens – and when you have learned all of these, learn some more. Do something every day.

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How to Make a Family Notebook – for Senior Citizens

how to make a family notebookDo you know how to make a family notebook? We all need a notebook of emergency information in a convenient spot in the house — just in case. As we age, the need for a family notebook is even more pronounced. In this post, I will tell you how to organize a binder so that in the event of emergency, your family can be contacted or your neighbors alerted.

I recently rearranged my notebook to include emergency numbers, family history and stories, “wisdom” I want my children to know, last wishes and funeral plans. Continue reading

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Daily Prayer and Meditation Guides -Prayers for Senior Citizens

prayers for senior citizensAs a senior citizen, I seem to treasure my morning quiet time more than ever, don’t you?  This page of prayers for senior citizens is a list of prayerful ideas and suggested practices especially for those of us who are over 60.   Daily Prayer and meditation lifts us when we are down, comforts us when we are sad, leads us when we feel lost, and keeps us centered in God, Spirit, the Creator, our Supreme Being. Many of us use a daily prayer and meditation guide. Some of us pray through music. Others live life as a prayer, like our friend, Helen, in this painting.  The artist is my sister, Nancy Tate Hellams.  Thank you, Nancy.  When someone mentions prayers and senior citizens in the same sentence, I always see your beautiful painting of Helen.

Note:  You do not have permission to copy or use this picture.  Thank you for your respect.

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Top 70th Birthday Celebration Ideas

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It is time to celebrate! Is a 70th birthday celebration coming up soon for you or someone special? Don’t miss this opportunity to gather friends and family for a memorable time honoring the 70 year old.
When I approached 70, I began planning to have a party for friends and family who had helped, guided, and loved me over the years. First, the date of my birthday was on a weekend, so I called a local restaurant and had a preliminary detailed discussion, including reserving a private room.

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& I worked on the wording of the invitations, the guest list, the decorations and all the fun details for the evening. Sadly, it never happened! Soon I discovered that our local University had a home ball game that night, which would present traffic problems for an evening party and accommodation limitations as well. Needless to say, I was so disappointed. Now, I will work toward my 75th!

The Most Fun 70th Birthday Party Invitations

Of course, you already know that your invitations will set the mood for the party.   And with the Zazzle cards and invitations, you can even write your own words if you like.  Make it personal and super fun!

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Best 70th Birthday Decorations for Your Party

I think the photo props may be the most important decorations of all — your guests will have fun posing with the different props and the photos themselves will be great to include in your thank you notes.

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&There are so many things to think about as you prepare for the wonderful festivity! Your personal budget guides the direction from small, simple, and sensitive to grandiose complete with a great meal and a dance band. Whether a small or large elegant party, a simple square dance with BBQ , or a brunch or luncheon— the honoree’s life impacts the decision. Have your specific offer for a celebration set in your mind before you talk with the birthday person and determine if that fits their wishes as well. With their help providing the guest list, you are off and running for a great event!Make it smashing! Explore the 70th birthday ideas shared here and choose a theme appropriate to the person! Are they “bright and sparkly” or more quiet and reserved? Formal or informal? What has their life been about – medicine, fishing, farming, sports, education? Tie in any of the angles you are comfortable working with in little ways. Select invitations that set the tone for the party!

See how you can incorporate some of these 70th birthday ideas on tables and throughout the room. Remember that photographs will show later what your effort has been – appreciated and treasured for years to come.

70th Birthday Celebration Ideas for Gifts

I found a great collection of 70th birthday gifts at Granny Geek’s Blog !   You might think about gifts she would especially appreciate if she has one of those aggravating senior conditions so many of us struggle with.  As seniors, tho, we do have the right to jump from serious to silly in a quick minute.  You can be practical or totally ridiculous!

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Don’t forget — Your 70th Birthday Celebration Needs a Song!

And don’t forget to find someone to lead the group in singing Happy Birthday! Make the event as memorable as possible for this special person in your life on the occasion of their 70th birthday!

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Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Hve a great 70th birthday celebration!

Betty DeLorme

 

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Microwaveable Plush Animals for Dementia Patients

 Intelex Cozy Microwaveable Plush, Puppy

Microwaveable plush animals are such a thoughtful gift for dementia patients.  I think this microwaveable plush puppy is my personal favorite.   Comforting to hold, this loving, soft, plushy puppy will be loved at first sight.
This microwaveable plush puppy is the perfect gift for your loved one.
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Stylish Walking Canes for Men Who Love Fashion

Stylish walking canes for men are always in good taste. Fashion conscious guys enjoy a really sharp stylish walking cane made especially for men. A good looking walking cane makes a man look a bit more distinguished, I think. A walking cane can be a fashion accessory as well as an aid to balance and other issues of aging.

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Stylish Walking Canes for Men – Perfect Gifts

For Father’s Day, birthdays or Christmas, walking canes are a beautiful and useful gift. Dad will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Another good idea is a cane rack or holder for his collection of walking canes. Help him keep his canes in one spot so he can easily choose his favorite for the day.

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Coloring Books for Senior Women

Coloring books for senior women have come a long way, baby! When I started this fun new hobby about 4 years ago, adult coloring books were hard to find. As more and more of us discovered the joy of simply coloring a few minutes a day, more and more artists created beautiful books for us to color. You can find funny coloring books, floral coloring books, and even inspirational coloring books. Like so many of you, I am busier than I have ever been in my life! But I always take 15 minutes a day for coloring. Coloring helps me to focus, to rest my mind and relax a bit. I even have coloring on my daily list of things to do! If you have not tried adult coloring books yet, now is the time.

Favorite Coloring Books for Senior Women

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My favorite coloring book by far– this is hilarious!  You will recognize so many of the phrases in this book. I think my top favorite is “Lord love a duck” or maybe “well bless your little heart.”
This coloring book is the perfect gift for a senior with a great sense of humor. Quite frankly, I think most of my friends deserve this one. We all need to giggle while we color, don’t we? I think that’s a new rule, especially for older women — giggling while coloring. Our favorite new pastime. Old women don’t rock on the porch anymore. We quietly color and giggle at the naughty things we are coloring. I think past generations would be jealous – or maybe they stitched naughty words and giggled. I wonder. Continue reading

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