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Health

Healthy Aging
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that by 2030, the number of older Americans will have more than doubled to 70 million, or one in every five Americans.

Chronic diseases are especially difficult for older adults because of long-term illness, diminished quality of life, and greatly increased health care costs. But poor health does not need be an inevitable consequence of aging. Much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures such as:
  • Practicing a healthy lifestyle (e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco use

  • Using early detection practices (e.g., screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers, diabetes, and depression)


  • Resources for healthy aging:

    Please check out the World Report on Ageing and Health from the World Health Organization which provides a framework for empowering citizens to age healthily and build social and economic returns on investments for our community.