Resources for Better Elder Living (02)

How to Stay Healthy When You're 70 and Older
People aged 70 and above can experience physiological changes. However, there are still a lot of ways on how to stay healthy despite having old age. To start with, you should stay connected to people and things that matter to you. To help you deal with difficult changes, you need to accept the fact there are some things you cannot control. Having a good sense of humor also helps. As you age, the common challenges you might face includes balance disorders, memory loss, inadequate nutrition, trouble sleeping, and lack of exercise. If you need tips and solutions for these problems, check this helpful article at HealthCommunities.com.

Health for Seniors Guides on Nutrition.gov
Nutrition.gov offers you this list of guides about healthy living for seniors. This page has links to articles to different US government agencies and institutions such as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or the US Health Department, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Diabetes Education Program, and USA.gov. Some of the tips are in downloadable PDF form. This includes the five ways on how seniors can be more physically active, long list of healthy foods for seniors, and a compilation of resources on general nutrition for consumers.

Seven Senior Safety Suggestions
Senior drivers have driving experience, which is a big advantage when it comes to highway safety. Still, you need to be able to adapt to changes in traffic laws, equipment, skills, and even other vehicles on the road, states this site, created by DMV.org. Tips include avoiding nighttime driving, taking a safe driving course, skipping and avoiding heavy traffic, preparing and checking your car, preparing to share the road, selecting the right instrument panel and avoiding distractions. You can read more about elderly road safety and transportation at SeniorDrivers.Org and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Traveling for Elders: Trip Tips
Taking a trip? There are a few tips for elder travel that will make your adventure much easier to enjoy. Tips for traveling seniors include leaving a detailed itinerary with friends at home including your schedule and contact information for places you are visiting. Trip insurance is a great idea if your trip gets cancelled. Another good tip is to reserve hotel rooms with specially equipped rooms first. Especially for elders, bring an ample supply of your medication in the original containers. Do not use pill cases and bring copies of your prescriptions and if possible, carry a letter from your doctor about your medicines. More tips for traveling seniors are included here, a great checklist to browse before you book your next trip!

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