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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.

Food Safety for Seniors: Avoiding Illness Through Proper Handling and Storage

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Health reports that approximately 76 million Americans get food poisoning, or foodborne illnesses, each year, and of those about 5000 die.


Healthy Aging: 5 Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can't be reversed, but further damage can be stopped with some simple lifestyle adjustments such as wearing ear protection when you mow the lawn or turning down the radio.


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


Give the Gift of Holiday Cheer

The holidays are fast approaching, and for most of us this means fun times spent with family, friends and other loved ones. However, for seniors, holidays can be difficult.


Flu Prevention for Seniors

More than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older, the CDC reports on www.cdc.gov. About 90 percent of deaths that occur from influenza


Early Treatment Can Save Hearing

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition affecting older adults today. Approximately one third of seniors aged 65 to 74 and one half of seniors 75 and over experience a decline in hearing.


Benefits of Shopping for Older Adults

Many older adults lead active, fulfilling lives that break down the stereotype of aging grandparents sitting passively on rocking chairs waiting for family visits.


Self-Engagement in Wellbeing Enhances Quality of Life

Ensuring senior adults are actively involved in their own health and well-being is a priority for health professionals and policy makers.


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?


Physical Activity Helps Manage Chronic Conditions

One of the best actions seniors can take to combat chronic disease is to get moving. Today almost 92% of seniors have at least one chronic condition and 77% have at least two. Chronic conditions are costly and are major contributors to disability and loss of independence.



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