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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
How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60
20 hours 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
2 months 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

How to Stay Strong, Mobile and Fit in Your 60s and Better
3 months ago

How to Stay Strong, Mobile and Fit in Your 60s and Better

Three years from now, do you expect to be as strong and agile as you are today? How about six years from now? Read More

Weight Training for Seniors: The Importance of Strength Training in Your 60s
4 months ago

Weight Training for Seniors: The Importance of Strength Training in Your 60s

We often hear about the need for strength training at any age, but did you know that power training is even more important to functional independence?

You might associate power with elite sports or the massive athletes who “power lift” 800 pounds, and then drop it to the ground with a huge clang. You can just hear the argghhh! Read More

What’s Your Vitality Plan for Your 60s and Beyond?
5 months ago

What’s Your Vitality Plan for Your 60s and Beyond?

Building financial security and staying healthy are consistently listed as top aging concerns for adults over 55. Read More