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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.

Thyroid Disease and Seniors

As seniors embrace the golden years, they have many things to look forward to retirement, watching their children begin families of their own, playing with grandchildren, and hopefully enjoying a full life with the wisdom of age on their side.


The Signs of Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? The most common forms that affect people over the age of 65 are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.


Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Effects

Recent advances in science show that vitamin D plays an important role in the proper functioning of the body and can help prevent many diseases and conditions.


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.


Skin Cancer and Seniors

It may not be surprising to learn that cases of skin cancer among seniors are more prevalent than in the younger population.


Summer Skin Protection for Seniors

Taking good care of your skin has its cosmetic benefits, but more importantly it also plays a large role in overall health, especially for seniors. As we age, the summer season can leave us vulnerable to its harmful effects.


Thriving During the Holidays: Making the Most of the Season

When it's time to celebrate the holidays, we think of the music, the lights, good food and the company of friends and family. But by planning ahead, being realistic and setting a budget before we make a list of people to buy for, we can eliminate much of


Hypertension and Stroke: Top 10 Risk Factors

Did you know that strokes rank as the fourth leading cause of death in America and are also considered one of the main causes of long-term disability?


The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Family Relationships

Caregiving for a family member can be pleasing and challenging. A strong family unit and support system is essential when caring for a senior loved one.


The Thyroid: A Small Gland, A Big Job

Did you know January is Thyroid Awareness Month? The signs and symptoms of a sluggish or too-fast thyroid gland can be vague: moodiness, nervousness, fatigue, constipation, and hair loss.



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