September is Healthy Aging Month
As we age, managing our health can be a major source of anxiety. Caring for an older loved one who may need assistance, and tackling the specific challenges that the later stages of life can provide can be stressful. Everything from nutrition, to health care, to finances, to general quality of life can feel like a challenge to navigate. This month, we wanted to take some time to highlight different local resources, community supports, and useful sources of information to help you age in a happier healthier way, or to help you care for an older loved one in your life.
- The City of Boston Age Strong Commission focuses on healthcare wellness resources and programs for seniors. Be sure to check out their job resource page, which lists senior- and retirement-age resources for finding work, such as the AARP work page and Retirement Jobs website.
- Greater Boston Home Health Care Services offers a helpful tips page for healthy eating. The Tufts Medical Center also offers these tips for healthy nutrition for aging for women over 45. Be sure to check it out.
- Senior Whole Health, a health care plan for elders on Medicare and Medicaid, has a helpful resource page addressing different types of mental and physical health issues, including diabetes, heart issues, depression, and more.
- You can find information online about the senior PACE program, a comprehensive approach to elder care, health, and wellness.
- The Family Caregiver Alliance is a resource and referral page for caregivers or those seeking assistance in caregiving. The Senior Resource Center also offers many services to Massachusetts families, including coordination of care, legal services, and assisting in determining and accessing financial resources that they may qualify for.
Have a healthy and happy fall!