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Tsukuba Health Fitness (THF) is a health promotion class that was started in 1990 by professor Kiyoji Tanaka, PhD, Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba). The class was developed specifically for people who have been, or currently are, patients in the hospital within which the THF studio is located. read more
Foundation Welfare Elderly (FWE) in the Netherlands supports the ability among older people to steer their lives. The aim of the FWE is to improve older people’s independence and ability to take care of themselves. read more
This initiative emerged in 2006 from a partnership between the City Administration (Health and Social Services Departments) with the city’s universities (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and Universidade do Desenvolvimento do Estado de Santa Catarina). read more
The first New AGE facility was recently launched at Clark Lindsey Village Retirement Community in Urbana, Illinois, United States. The facility provides an outdoor space filled with green walkways, flower gardens, exotic plants, bird feeders, rock gardens, lawns, and patios. Although this space may look like a relaxing park or garden, it is actually a health maintenance facility designed to provide numerous opportunities for older adults to engage in stimulating activities designed to enhance read more
The Quality of Life Project for Older People in Daily Living Home Care is a project of the MOVI Program, which was developed by the School of Sports Sciences, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica. read more
Exercise volunteers play an important role in the aged Japanese society by delivering exercise programs for community-dwelling elderly. By playing the role over a long time, exercise volunteers face many problems such as gradually decreasing the number of participants due to their physical deterioration, and having few kinds of exercise programs. read more
Dan Ritchie is a personal trainer and the co-owner of Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana. With more than 10 years experience in personal training, working with elite athletes and people with special conditions – from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s disease and everything in between; Dan has gained valuable insight into the aging population to help them actively age. read more