Senior Care Expert Explains Why Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging

Senior Care Expert Explains Why Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging 

To recognize National Senior Health Fitness Day (May 25th), Seniors Helping Seniors® outlines the benefits of exercise for seniors and offers examples of workouts they can do. 

Exercise is good for you, especially if you’re over the age of 65. As we age, our energy levels decrease, and our bodies become more fragile. Doctors and senior-care experts say in order to prevent problems and risk of falling or injury, older individuals should aim to be as active as possible.

Regular physical activity and exercise for seniors helps improve mental and physical health, both of which will help them maintain their independence as they age. Exercise can help prevent disease, decrease the risk of falling, and improve mental health and cognitive function. All of these are so important.

Wednesday, May 25th, is National Senior Fitness Day. For seniors and their caregivers who are looking to add a little activity to their routine. Older adults should spend about 150 minutes a week doing some sort of moderately intense activity like brisk walking. Additionally, some household chores and yard work can increase the heart rate. Muscle strengthening activities and exercises to improve balance should be also included. These are activities anyone can do with a friend. What we learned during the pandemic was that people crave social interaction. Exercising together is a great way to connect.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care provides a variety of services to support seniors so that they are able to maintain their independence and enjoy life not just in their homes, but also in their neighborhoods. These services include companionship, light housekeeping, cooking, and shopping support, assistance with personal care, dementia care, pet care, light handyman services and repairs, yard work and medication reminders.

“The concept of helping people in need never sleeps. We are there no matter how hard the world is being hit by a pandemic or how much our country is in crisis,” said Namrata Yocom-Jan, President of Seniors Helping Seniors®.

For the in-home senior care brand, it all comes down to The Power of Love® and providing compassionate care that makes seniors feel seen, heard, and independent while providing purpose and passion for its senior caregivers.


Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise system was founded by husband-and-wife duo Kiran and Philip Yocom. Kiran grew up in India and later worked to advance humanitarian efforts alongside Mother Teresa. After Kiran moved to the U.S. in 1995 and married Philip, the Yocoms felt called to provide loving care to seniors and to cultivate an exchange of gifts at every generational level. Together, the Yocoms founded Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care in 1998 and later began expanding the brand through franchising in 2006. With a mission to be the most respected and rewarding homecare provider in the U.S., Seniors Helping Seniors® locations stands apart from its competition as the only senior-care company that prioritizes hiring active seniors to provide care services to their less-active counterparts. Seniors Helping Seniors® services aligns caregivers and care recipients based on the abilities and needs of both by offering a wide range of care services. Seniors Helping Seniors® system has grown to more than 200 locations in 30-plus states and seven international locations, with 125 franchise partners. For more information on Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services, visit To learn more about Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise opportunities, please visit