Is Stretching a Priority for the Elderly?

Yes. Stretching will prepare your muscles and connecting tissues for the next stage of the activity program viz. Balance and Exercise. Within a very short space of time, you will feel the increased freedom of movement, which will obviously allow you to be more active during your senior years. Stretching exercises will also improve your endurance or strength but not to the extent that is required if you do not include Strength and Endurance activities as well.