The Lola Diaries: Exercising with Arthritis

Exercise for Older Adults with Arthritis

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

Romie does everything for his mother— everything. He ensures that not only is she eating and drinking for her health, but working out is also included every other day. I’m sure Lola doesn’t look forward to “gym” time, but sometimes Romie gives her “no-no food” on special occasions, such as Christmas, and it comes with a price. :) “Lola’s Workout Video for Yo’ Mama” on YouTube is a must-see so check it out!!

The Lola Diaries - exercise for older adults with arthritis