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Healthy Aging Tips for the Older Adults in Your Life

If you have older family members or loved ones, you may worry about their health as they age. The good news is that adopting and maintaining a few key behaviors can help older adults live longer, healthier lives. Ways you can support healthier habits among your loved ones include:

  • Preventing social isolation and loneliness. Consider scheduling weekly or biweekly phone calls or video chats.
  • Promoting physical activity. Help them brainstorm ways to work movement into their daily lives.
  • Encouraging healthy eating. Discuss their favorite traditional recipes and talk about ways you can make those recipes healthier.

Find more tips on how to help support healthy aging in older family members.

Last Updated on November 15, 2022

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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