Health and wellness
Having good health and wellness is an essential component of aging well.
In addition to good nutrition, good health and wellness include the mental, physical, and social well-being of an individual.
The following links are resources for information on the following subjects:
- Physical activity
- Mental Health
Your local Area on Agency is a good place to start to find social activities that may interest you. Click this link to find your local agency. Also the National Institutes of Health has a Social Wellness Toolkit in which there are 6 strategies for improving your social health.
- Oral Health
Oral health is vital to health and well- being. The health of your teeth and gums can influence your nutrition, your physical health, and your social life.
Visit the following websites for more information:
Vaccines are used as a preventative measure to protect against getting certain diseases by stimulating the immune system to produce protection (antibodies).1
For more information, visit:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use a vaccine assessment tool that applies to adults 19 years or older- The Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool
- Vaccines.gov where you can find a list of recommended vaccines for adults 65 and older-Adults Age 65 and Older
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012, March 14). Vaccines: The Basics. Retrieved October 16, 2020 from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vpd-vac-basics.html