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Senior Health & Wellbeing

Information and Resources for Senior Health and Wellbeing

During a person’s advancing years, regular attention to physical and mental health becomes very important. From light exercise and proper nutrition to consistent mental stimulation, seniors, like everyone else, need an active and health-conscious lifestyle to ensure optimal physical and mental wellbeing.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers to provide information about Senior Health and Wellbeing and related topics.

What Seniors Should Know About Heat, Hydration, and Staying Safe During the Summer

From picnics and barbecues to baseball games and festivals, summer often presents numerous opportunities to spend quality time with friends and family – all under the warm sunny skies.


Social Wellness and Its Benefits to Seniors

There’s no question that staying fit, following a healthy diet, and keeping the brain sharp, are pivotal in shaping the way we live our lives. But what about social wellness?


Senior Eye Care & Protection

It’s been said that the eyes represent the window to the soul, but when you think about it, they’re also the window into our reality – a window that we often take for granted.


Senior Hydration: Why It’s Important

If someone ever asks you what you’re made of, the appropriate response should be, “water.” After all, throughout most of our lives, water makes up more than 50% of our body content – a majority of which is contained inside our cells.


Dispelling Senior Nutrition Myths

As a society, we have generally become more conscious of nutritional needs. That should come as no surprise given the amount of information that we are inundated with on a daily basis, informing us of what we should and shouldn’t eat, and what to avoid.


Senior Home Safety – Reducing the Risk of Falls

One of the greatest threats to senior wellbeing and quality of life is falling. In fact, falls represent the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries of American seniors.


Seniors and the Road to Quality Sleep

he older we get, the harder it becomes to get a good night’s sleep. Beginning in our late 20s, there’s a steep decline in the amount of deep sleep we get each night – and by the time we reach 50, that amount is reduced by more than half.


Seniors and Blood Pressure Management

It may be surprising to realize that nearly half of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure (or hypertension).


Lyme Disease: What Seniors Should Know

Ticks. These small arachnids get to us through a behavior known as questing, in which they perch themselves on tall blades of grass or plant stems and wait for something – or someone – to brush past.


Stress Management for Seniors

It is important to take charge of stress management for your aging loved one. Stress can still resonate within seniors even if they are retired and do not have to worry about day-to-day job duties



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