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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.

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.


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 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.


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.


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: Tips for Healthy Eating

The normal aging process instigates changes throughout the body. Perhaps the most important change seniors undergo relates to nutrition.


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


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.


Health Screenings You Need as a Senior

As men and women alike grow older, health screenings become important for seniors to have. Some of these tests are well known but some may not be. This is a compiled list of screenings as well as immunizations that seniors need.



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