Seniors Belong on Playgrounds

For Many Southern Californians, the Secret to Eternal Youth Lies in Constant Play

Beth Molnar of Pasadena has been fascinated with figure skating since she was a child. She returned to the sport seriously at 30 and now, at 66, is a regular at the Pasadena ice rink. “If I quit now, I’ll be too old to come back,” she said before a recent practice session.

It’s hardly news that staying active is one of the best things anyone—and especially seniors—can do for their health and overall well-being. Writing about the findings of a Journal of Physiology study published earlier this year, The …