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Celebrating Seniors' Month

Date: 2021-06-04

Celbrating Seniors' Month - June 2021

Healthy Aging - Body, Mind & Spirit

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our plans, our routines and may have impacted the things we normally do to stay healthy. For seniors in our community, the pandemic has caused many to take extra precautions to safeguard their health.

As restrictions ease, it's the perfect time for seniors to do a self-check-in to keep themselves healthy - body, mind and spirit.

Prevent a Fall

Keep walking areas clear of clutter and well lit both inside and outside. Add handrails and other assistive devices where helpful. And don't forget your feet: wear practical non-slip shoes.

Eat Well

The more regularly you eat, the better you may feel. If you don't feel like cooking, replace a meal with 2 or 3 easy snacks.

Review Medications

Review your medications regularly with your pharmacist and healthcare provider.

See your Healthcare Provider

If you have a health concern, don't put off visits with your healthcare provider(s). If you are experiencing an urgent medical issue, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.

Keep in Touch

Continue to follow public health guidance. Maintain an active social life - connections with other people are essential for your overall well-being.

Get Immunized

Keep your routine immunizations up-to-date. Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider about vaccines specifically designed for seniors, including adjuvanted influenza, pneumonia and shingles. And if you haven't received your COVID-19 vaccine - consider getting immunized if you're medically able to do so.

Mental Health Matters

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. It's normal to feel out of sorts from time to time, but if you are experiencing prolonged feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety or hopelessness, speak with a healthcare professional to find the help you need.


Exercise regularly. Find an activity you enjoy that gets you moving and your heart pumping.

General Wellness Resources for Seniors
Caregiver Resources


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