Quick Tips for Aging Wisely

Aging in Place

Safe at Home refers to preparing your home so you can age safely and having the support you need at home such as in-home care services. As you age, physical changes happen to the body and often the home is the first place where you can make changes so you are safe from falls and have a network of caregivers and support services in place so you can call someone if you need assistance.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/aging-place-growing-older-home

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Exercise

Getting Exercise on a regular basis is very important and helps improve muscle strength and keep an optimum weight. Adults of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active, including those with disabilities.

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/older_adults/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/how-to-be-physically-active-while-social-distancing.html

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Finances

Financially Sound refers to taking an active and realistic look at your financial situation regarding stability, security and aging wisely.

https://www.investor.gov/

https://www.investor.gov/introduction-investing/investing-basics/save-and-invest/figure-out-your-finances

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Food

Eating Well refers to eating to maintain health and are you hungry for nutritional food? Depending on your income and age there are a variety of food resources to help maintain a healthy diet and not go hungry.

211colorado.gov

https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/

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Health

Being Healthy refers to taking care of your body and seeing a doctor on the recommended basis. Often a health condition has fewer complications and better outcomes when it is recognized early.

https://health.gov/

https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/doctor-visits/regular-checkups

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Hobbies

Enjoying Hobbies means enjoying life and staying active. Staying active with projects stimulates the brain and helps with better aging outcomes.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/participating-activities-you-enjoy

https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/doctor-visits/regular-checkups

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Loneliness

Feeling Connected refers to our mental health. Connections may come from phone reassurance to walking with others on a regular basis, volunteering or even a regular meetup with friends at a local restaurant. The goal is to have regular contact with others in a meaningful way.

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html

https://www.hrsa.gov/enews/past-issues/2019/january-17/loneliness-epidemic

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Mental Health

Having Fun is a part of mental health where the person is participating in regular activities and talking to someone as needed to get through difficult times of life. There are many online resources for locating mental health services and finding someone to talk to and get support and counseling.

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

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Technology

Learning and staying up on computer technology is an important way to stay connected to your community and the world. Today there are many programs to help people gain the technical skill with computers and learn how to stay safe online.

https://www.everyoneon.org/

https://seniorplanet.org/

oats.org

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Transportation

Getting Around is a huge issue for many older adults and those with disabilities. Transportation resources and options vary a great deal depending on whether one lives in an urban or rural area. Even within an urban area, some urban communities have better transportation infrastructure than others.

https://eldercare.acl.gov/public/resources/topic/Transportation.aspx

https://www.n4a.org/files/TransportationOptions.pdf

For Denver Area – Getting There Guide pdf
https://agewisecolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/gtcguidebook.pdf

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