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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.

Article: COPD: Improving Quality of Life

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be debilitating, preventing those affected by the disease from managing basic daily living activities. While there is no cure for COPD, senior adults affected by this condition can take steps to slow progression of the disease and improve their quality of life.


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.


Vision Loss

For many seniors with vision loss, there is a feeling of diminished ability to engage in daily activities.


Best Way to Recover? Stay Social

Researchers continue to find evidence that loneliness and social isolation can negatively affect physical health, not just mental health.


Osteoporosis Affects Men Too

Osteoporosis gets plenty of press with older women, but older men would do well to assess their risk for this disease. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone density loss in both women and men.


Recommended Immunizations for Seniors

Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.


Osteoporosis Prevention: Strategies for Maintaining Strong, Healthy Bones

A variety of preventive health strategies help slow and lessen the effects of osteoporosis, a natural weakening of the bones as we age.


Living with Arthritis

With more than 100 forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, approximately 52.5 million U.S. adults, 49.7% of which are aged 65 or older, struggle to manage daily tasks. Arthritis is currently the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and can prevent seniors from accomplishing the simplest tasks such a walking, preparing meals, picking up objects or even sitting for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, almost half of those with arthritis have other conditions, most commonly hear


Eat Well, Live Well, Be Well

Good nutrition and regular physical activity in healthy senior adults helps maintain wellbeing.


Diabetes Prevention and Care for Seniors

Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.



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