Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute On Aging

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Below are examples of some nonprofit organizations that offer information about exercise and exercise programs for older adults.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
Phone: 1-800-824-BONES
Internet: http://www.aaos.org/

Ask for free publications about how to exercise safely.

American College of Sports Medicine
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440
Internet: http://www.acsm.org/

Send self-addressed, stamped envelope for free brochures on exercise for older adults.

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 1-800-342-2383
Internet: http://www.diabetes.org/

Offers free pamphlets about exercise for people of all ages who have diabetes, including "Exercise and Diabetes," "Starting to Exercise", and "20 Steps to Safe Exercise."

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
Phone: 1-800-242-8721
Internet: http://www.americanheart.org/

Offers free pamphlets about exercise for people of all ages.

American Physical Therapy Institute
111 North Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 1-800-999-2782
Internet: http://www.apta.org/

Request "For the Young at Heart" (free exercise brochure).

Arthritis Foundation
1330 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 1-800-283-7800
Internet: http://www.arthritis.org/

Free pamphlet provides guidelines on how to protect joints during exercise; includes range-of-motion exercises for joint mobility, and others.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1-800-311-3435
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/

Part of US Department of Health and Human Services. Offers physical activity tips and the Surgeon General's Report: "Physical Activity and Health."

Jewish Community Centers
(also appears as Young Men's Hebrew Association or Young Women's Hebrew Association.)
Check phone book for local listing, or call national headquarters at the phone number below.
Phone: (212) 532-4949
Internet: http://www.jcca.org/

Most locations offer a variety of exercise and physical activity programs for older adults. All denominations welcome.

National Association of Health and Fitness
201 S. Capitol Avenue, Suite 560
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 237-5630
Internet: http://www.physicalfitness.org/

Sponsors physical-fitness events for older adults. Ask for address and phone number of your State's association.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NHLBI Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: (310) 592-8573
Internet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

Part of the National Institutes of Health. Offers free publications on exercise, diet, and cholesterol.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Phone: 1-877-22-NIAMS
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/

Part of the National Institutes of Health. Provides free information about exercise and arthritis; large-print copies available upon request.

National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Health

Bldg. 31 Rm. 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
Information Center:
  Toll Free Phone: 1-800-222-2225
  Toll Free TTY: 1-800-222-4225
Internet: http://www.nia.nih.gov/

Part of the National Institutes of Health. Call or write to receive free publications about health and fitness for older adults.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
1232 22nd Street NW.
Washington, DC 20037-1292
Phone: (202) 223-2226
Internet: http://www.nof.org/

Call to request free copy of "The Role of Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis," "Guidelines for Safe Movement," and "Fall Prevention."

National Senior Games Association
3032 Old Forge Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 925-5678
Internet: http://www.nationalseniorgames.org/

Conducts summer and winter National Senior Games - The Senior Olympics.

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
200 Independence Ave., SW
HHH Bldg.
Room 738 H
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 690-9000
Internet: http://www.fitness.gov/

Provides "Pep Up Your Life," a free exercise booklet for older adults, in partnership with AARP.

Check phone book for local listings.

Services vary from location to location: many offer exercise programs for older adults, including endurance exercises, strength exercises, water exercises, and walking.

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