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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.

Five Tips to Make the Holidays Easier

The holidays may create certain challenges for seniors. If you have a senior in your life the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges as well as offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause.


Exercises to Keep Seniors Fit

You're never "too old" to exercise! It's a necessary part of maintaining good health at any age.


Eating Well as We Age: Advice for Seniors

We've all heard about how to plan a healthy diet: eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy products for calcium, and a limited amount of fat and salt. While these good eating habits continue to be important as we age, most senior adults sh


The Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): What Seniors Should Know

Most seniors have heard of someone who has had age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The possibility of AMD as one grows older is a reality, but getting the facts can help ease the fear about this common eye condition.


Drinking Alcohol as We Age

As we age, drinking alcohol can be more problematic than pleasurable for many reasons that we might not readily even recognize.


Drug Abuse Rising Among Seniors?

Drug abuse in the senior population is on the rise. Shocking? Yes. After all, no one thinks of grandma, grandpa and drug abuse in the same thought.


Seniors and Grief: Coping With Loss During The Holidays

Many seniors feel they have to pretend all is well during the holidays for the sake of others. But it's important to set aside time to grieve, ask for help if you need it, and forego traditions that are just too hard since your loved one passed.


Weight Struggles Common for Senior Adults

A variety of factors lead to obesity in older adults: side effects of medication, a loss of muscle mass, the natural slowing down of metabolism, and continuing to eat the same foods in the same amounts as one did at a younger age.


Post-Surgery Care for Heart Disease

Seniors are especially at risk for congestive heart failure, as it is the primary cause of hospitalization or death for those over 60 years of age.


The Relationship Between Diet and Fatigue

The old adage "you are what you eat" is well known, but have you ever really thought about what it means?



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