California Central Coast MOAA Members & Friends


 “NEVER STOP SERVING” is the mission statement for MOAA National, CAL MOAA and all MOAA Chapters. In May, we will be discussing MOAA National’s and our Chapter’s activities and accomplishments during 2017. From charities and fundraisers to social gatherings, we will be reviewing the previous year’s accomplishments and activities, along with discussing our Chapter’s goals and objectives for the coming year. MOAA National will be releasing their Annual Report in the next few days, and they have agreed to make those materials available to us, for our Friday, May 11th luncheon.

Be prepared to discuss the direction you want MOAA’s California Central Coast Chapter to take, and the part you want to take in establishing and meeting our goals for the next year. May’s luncheon will be an open-forum roundtable for sharing your ideas and thoughts about our Chapter’s future; your thoughts and your involvement are vital to our effort to, “Never Stop Serving”. Our EXCOM Members look forward to seeing and hearing from each of you during our May luncheon.

Sincerely, Capt. Dave



Prior newsletters for your review, all are in Adobe Reader .pdf format:


May, 2018 April, 2018 March, 2018 February, 2018
January, 2018 December, 2017 November, 2017 October, 2017
September, 2017 June, 2017 May, 2017 April, 2017


By: Bob & Margie Moynihan


Lifelong physical activity combined with specific functional training is key to maintaining physical independence. Healthy aging is more than absence of disease. For most older people, the maintenance of functional ability has the highest importance according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Report on Ageing and Health (WHO 2015) focuses on function as a key element, because loss of functional abilities significantly impacts life quality.


Having a chronic health issue like diabetes or high blood pressure, is manageable, but if I can’t stand up, everything changes. What’s driving this relevance on functional training? 1) Older adults are a growing demographic, and 2) people are living longer. A man reaching 65 today can expect to live on average to be 84, and a woman can expect to be 87 (social security administration 2017) According to Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D. past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, the idea of functional training is to design a fitness program that mirrors common daily life activities, like getting out of a chair, making a bed, lifting a laundry basket, going shopping, gardening, etc.


Functional training promotes quality of life and particularizes programs to promote strength, endurance and mobility. Functional training exercises include pushing and pulling, rising and lowering, rotation, locomotion, and more. Not sure how to get started? Trainers can make an important difference. According to a study by Lacroix et al. 2017 11 studies encompassing 621 subjects showed that supervised training-even in small amounts within mainly unsupervised programs-seemed to have beneficial extra effects in boosting a training response for muscle strength, power, and balance.


Study authors suggest that supervised programs lead to better quality execution, higher training intensity, better adherence, and higher training volume, which produce more exercise adaptations and potentially more cognitive training benefits.


Live Life Well!