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Healthy Aging

Promoting healthy lifestyles for older adults is vital in helping them to maintain healthy and independent lives. Providing information to you about disease prevention and health promotion resources and programs will help you become more knowledgeable about the health problems you may face and how you can prevent, delay, or manage them.
In addition, the Administration on Aging’s health, prevention, and wellness programs provide older adults with the tools to maintain their health, reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, and manage their health to live as independently as possible. Visit the AoA website to learn more about these programs.

National Information and Resources

Below are Federal resources that provide general information on health. Additional web links, including resources on health conditions, are available in the Resources section of this website.

This website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

This website, produced by the National Library of Medicine, brings consumers information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy to understand language.

Health Information for Older Adults – CDC
This section of the CDC website promotes health, chronic disease prevention, and quality of life among older Americans.

Healthfinder is a government Web site where consumers will find information and tools to help them and those they care about stay healthy.

NIA: Safe Medication Use
Information provided from the National Institute on Aging on the importance of keeping track of your medicines and using them safely.

NIA: Pain You Can Get Help
Information provided from the National Institute on Aging on the types of pain and ways to manage it.

CDC: Opioid Information for Patients
The website provides information from the CDC on opioid use and the potential complications.

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The Eldercare Locator is pleased to provide the following brochure to better assist consumers. To view our entire list of publications visit the Resources section on this website.

Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults As You Age

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Find Information and Resources in Your Area

To find healthy aging programs and other local resources in your area, start your search below.

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Last Modified: 12/11/2017 9:25:08 AM