WATCH: Center at Journey’s Way offers free virtual fitness classes to keep seniors moving
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of senior community centers across the city. Many centers are now working out innovative ways to stay connected to their members and help keep them active during the stay-at-home order. The Center at Journey’s Way, for instance, is offering free virtual fitness classes via the Zoom […]
PCA presents at-home workouts with trainer Eric Ramos!
We all know that it’s important to stay active. Exercise has many proven benefits for the mind and body, especially as we age. However, with senior centers and gyms closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to get a solid workout in. Luckily, personal trainer and friend of PCA Eric Ramos has put together the following videos to help us work out from the comfort of home.
Six events to melt away a gloomy winter in Philadelphia
By Alex Nagy It can be difficult to get out of the house once the temperatures drop, but don’t let the cold hold you back. Everyone may want to stay inside, but there are plenty of events going on throughout the city every winter to keep you moving. Warm up your grandkids’ day with some […]
PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut health event recap
We want to thank everyone that helped to make PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut a major success! More than 500 seniors turned out to the health event to celebrate a day of wellness, activity, and friendship. Thank you to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their support, along with all of our sponsors: […]
Physical activity is important for healthy aging, but use caution
We’re taught from a young age about the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, yet levels of physical activity often decease with age.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 28% to 34% of adults 65 to 74 are physically active. The rate for those 75 and older is 35% to 44%. The good news is that health experts say we’re never too old to reap the benefits of physical