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About Kay Van Norman

Kay Van Norman is an internationally known healthy aging expert who directed the Keiser Institute on Aging, has extensive publications – including a Chinese translation of her book “Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults” – and created the Vitality Portfolio®, an action plan to build lifelong vitality – regardless of challenges. Please visit her website http://www.kayvannorman.com
Latest Posts | By Kay Van Norman
No Motivation to Exercise After 60? Try Connecting Across the Miles
3 days ago

No Motivation to Exercise After 60? Try Connecting Across the Miles

During this time of the year, it can be more difficult than ever to fit in some exercise and try to eat healthy – most of the time. I know it is for me! Read More

Wellness Spotlight: The Importance of Intellectual and Vocational Wellness in Life After 60
4 weeks ago

Wellness Spotlight: The Importance of Intellectual and Vocational Wellness in Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

This is the last of a 3-part series describing the six dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational – and how they impact your life. Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Do You Find Ways to Grow Your Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being?
2 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: Do You Find Ways to Grow Your Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being?

By  •  Mindset

This blog is part two of a three-part series describing the six dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and vocational and how they work together to form whole-person wellness. Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?
3 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?

My first article for Sixty and Me described the Vitality Portfolio® approach that helps build health/well-being in the same way you might use a financial portfolio to build financial well-being. Namely, it helps you make a (vitality) plan, balance (vitality) assets and make regular deposits. Read More

A 5-Step Plan for Adopting Healthy Habits After 60
4 months ago

A 5-Step Plan for Adopting Healthy Habits After 60

Many people have trouble swapping unhealthy habits for healthy ones. It may be easy to start strong then fade away and eventually call it a failure. Or maybe it’s hard to even get started. Read More

How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”
7 months ago

How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”

By  •  Mindset

As a healthy aging writer, speaker and consultant for the past 20+ years, I’ve spent a great deal of time campaigning against ageism and identifying how easily it can creep into our subconscious and influence personal health beliefs and behaviors. Read More

Are You Being Ageist… to Yourself? Here’s How it Affects How Others View You
10 months ago

Are You Being Ageist… to Yourself? Here’s How it Affects How Others View You

Recently, a colleague and I were discussing the impact of personal ageism on older adult health beliefs, and behaviors. We also talked about the way ageism impacts how older adults are viewed by others. Read More

4 Ways to Power Up Your Brain Health After 60
11 months ago

4 Ways to Power Up Your Brain Health After 60

It’s always made me wonder why things we’ve been doing our entire lives seem to take on a new meaning after a certain age. Read More

How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60
1 year ago

How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60

How balanced is your Wellness Wheel? Are you missing a spoke?

Some time ago I introduced the concept of creating a personal Vitality Portfolio® just like you would a financial portfolio. This involves creating a vitality plan, balancing vitality assets (wellness, core and functional) and making regular deposits. Read More

How Caregivers Can Provide Independence Without Sacrificing Safety
1 year ago

How Caregivers Can Provide Independence Without Sacrificing Safety

One aspect of independence that often flies under the radar is the Dignity of Risk. Credited to the disability movement, it’s defined as the idea that self-determination and the right to take reasonable risks are essential for dignity and self-esteem. Read More