Lehigh Valley Seniors Guide
Senior Health and Wellness Resources
- AARP Blogs
- Nutrition for Seniors - U.S. National Library of Medicine
Studies show that a good diet in your later years reduces your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart diseases and certain cancers. As you age, you might need less energy. But you still need just as many of the nutrients in food
- Eating Well as You Get Older - National Institutes of Health
Choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Healthy eating can help prevent or delay heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems in older adults, and keep these problems from getting worse. Maintaining a healthy weight and getting needed nutrients is one of the most important things you can do for healthy aging.
- Exercise & Physical Activity: Everyday Guide from National Institute on Aging
Exercise and physical activity are an important part of healthy aging. They can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions affecting older adults. To help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life, NIA created the Go4Life campaign.
- Exercise for Your Bone Health from National Institutes of Health
Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve your bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and it leads to better overall health.
- Beware of Health Scams
There are thousands of medical websites. Some provide reliable health information. Some do not. Some of the medical news is current. Some of it is not. Choosing which websites to trust is an important part of using the Internet.
- Flu - Get the Shot
Flu is a mild illness for some people. For older people, especially those who have health problems like diabetes or heart disease, the flu can be very serious, even life-threatening.
- Participating in Clinical Trials
Researchers need the participation of older people in their clinical trials so that scientists can learn more about how the new drugs, therapies, medical devices, surgical procedures, or tests will work for older people.
- Abington Hospital ElderMed Program (free)
ElderMed is a free wellness program dedicated to helping people age 60 or older stay healthy, active and well-informed about medical topics. Program members enjoy Abington – Jefferson Health events and services throughout the year.