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Older Adults : Living Well, Living Longer


    • Alcohol and Older Adults

      Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Having a drink now and then is fine—as long as you don’t overdo it.

    • Anti-Aging Hormones: Do They Work?

      Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could look and feel years younger just by taking a supplement? The makers of "anti-aging" hormone supplements would like you to believe that this is possible. But before you accept their claims and open your wallet, see what medical researchers say.

    • Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?

      A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.

    • Debunking 10 Aging Myths

      Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.

    • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

      Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

    • Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

      Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.

    • Five Ways to Age Gracefully

      In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Here are five steps to take every day that can promote healthy aging and boost longevity.

    • For Seniors: Welcome to the World of the Web

      The Internet is a great way to stay connected. Older adults can use it to send messages, keep in touch with family, learn new things or be entertained.

    • Grow Older in Good Health

      Get a jump on the rest of your life by committing yourself to making the following changes in your lifestyle today.

    • How to Reduce the Effects of Aging

      No need to search for a secret formula to erase the effects of getting older. You already have the power to keep yourself feeling young for years.

    • Many Seniors Go Back to the Books

      No matter what you like to do, now is a great time to sign up for a class so that you can explore your interests. Many colleges and other educational organizations offer special discounts to older adults. Here are some ideas about how to get started.

    • Older Adults and the Importance of Social Interaction

      Research has shown that social interaction offers older adults many benefits. Staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help you maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function.

    • Stress and Older Adults

      Studies show that long-term stress can damage brain cells, leading to depression. Depression is one of the most dangerous effects of stress in older people.