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Aging (Seniors' Health)

Overview

People in the United States are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age. It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your healthcare provider know if you have any concerns.

Having a healthy lifestyle can help you to deal with normal aging changes and make the most of your life.

Source: MedlinePlus

Note: This topic was prepared to help consumers find reliable health resources on the web. This site is not responsible for the information on other sites. The information here — and on all websites — is not intended to be a substitute for care given to you by a health professional.

Recommended Reading

Senior Health Issues, MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the online news health information source from the National Institutes of Health. This directory includes breaking news on seniors' health issues and healthy aging as well as links to prevention and screening recommendations, myths about seniors and tips on eating well.

For Older Adults, HealthFinder
Healthfinder.gov is a directory of government and select private health resources. The "For Older Adults" section offers helpful resources for older people and their families.

AARP
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes independence, dignity and purpose for people age 50 and older and works to enhance their quality of life.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has numerous listings of national organizations that serve older adults. The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Health in Aging, American Geriatrics Society
This website provides information from the American Geriatrics Society about health and aging. The site has information about common medical conditions, advance directives and much more.

Local Resources

Fort Collins is fortunate to have many agencies and resources for older adults and their families. In addition to supporting the programs listed below, the Loveland/Fort Collins communities are frequently named in national publications as great places to retire.

Larimer County Office on Aging
This Larimer County agency offers services related to transportation, in-home healthcare, dental assistance, caregiver support, congregate and home-delivered meals.

Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado
Find information on this site about the issues and challenges of caring for the elderly, including health, finances, long-term care and funeral services. It also looks at the responsibilities and expectations of caregivers.

Aspen Club, University of Colorado Health
The Aspen Club is a local club for people older than 50 through University of Colorado Health. This link provides more information about the club as well as schedules for health- or senior-related classes and screenings.

Senior Center, City of Fort Collins
This link provides information on the exercise facilities, classes and services offered through the Fort Collins Senior Center.

The Foundation on Aging for Larimer County
The Foundation on Aging for Larimer County addresses the needs of older adults, raises community awareness of those needs, and fosters solutions that improve quality of life.

Fall Prevention NOCO
The Fall Prevention of Northern Colorado Coalition is a group of healthcare providers, home health agencies and community agencies working to reduce fall risk in adults over the age of 60. The website has information on preventing falls, assessing the risk of falling, medication safety, exercises to reduce the risk of falling, and more.

Poudre River Public Library District
Search the library collection for books about healthy aging and senior issues, or use the library's health, sciences and technology databases.

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Best Health Sites
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Health and Healthcare Statistics
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