Senior Health

Get Active, Eat Right and Start Feeling Great!

In America, people on average can expect to live longer than ever before and senior health should be made a priority to older adults. Seniors, now more than ever, need to make conscious healthy lifestyle choices to ensure their quality of life.

Fruits and Veggies Dominate: Dietary Guidelines for Older Americans

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Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy; includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

Explore these recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help you stay on track with your diet goals.

Fitness For Boomers and Beyond: SilverSneakers Fitness

senior-health-fitnessNot only do older adults need to eat healthy, they also need to stay active. SilverSneakers is a program that helps older adults participate in physical activities in order to maintain greater control of their health. This program provides activities and social events designed to keep seniors healthy while encouraging social interaction.

Does your medicare plan cover SilverSneakers?
Under original Medicare, Part A and Part B this program is not covered, as it is considered a basic fitness service. However, Medicare Advantage plans (also known as Medicare Part C) may provide coverage for this program. If you are looking to enroll into a Medicare Advantage plan with SilverSneakers coverage let us help you find the right plan for your needs. We can explore a list of Medicare Advantage plans available in your service area and explore your Medicare plan options.

Visit the SilverSneakers online health plan finder to check your eligibility.

Follow our Senior Health blog to help you stay educated on current topics and guidelines.

A Checklist for Healthy Living

Tips for seniors to live a healthy life It’s time to start adding healthy habits to your daily routine. Stay active and strong as you age! To help yourself keep on track use the checklist below to create new habits and help yourself improve. … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is here and it’s time to get your living space clean and organized. Use this as a great opportunity to check in on your capabilities to keep up with the house work. Is it time to ask for help? Most of all, get your family members and friends involved! Let these tips help you have a productive and fun day of spring cleaning. Make a list! You want to make the most of your time and of … [Read more...]

Social Media: 8 Reasons Seniors Should Care

Seniors over 65 are more “tech savvy” than ever before. They are participating in social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. There are many benefits to seniors for using social media. Here are several reasons for them to do so, especially for those living on their own. But there are benefits for those in senior care or living facilities as well. Keep in touch Social … [Read more...]

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. As a result, it is estimated about 630,000 people die each year from some form of heart disease. February is considered American Heart Month. Therefore, let this month be a reminder for you to take the necessary steps to prevent or catch any heart diseases you may have. The best way to start is to … [Read more...]

Summer Safety Tips: Protect Senior Skin From Sun

It’s summer and the sun is out! As a senior you need to practice summer safety. We have all heard that excessive sun exposure can age your skin. As a senior with already aged skin you cannot forget to continue protecting your skin from the sun. UV protection is important at every age, but especially as a senior. As you age your skin becomes weaker and struggles to defend against harmful UV … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Eating Healthy As You Get Older

How much time do you spend planning and eating healthy meals? Eating healthy is important at every age, but especially as you get older. Therefore, what you consume affects how you feel, how you live your day-to-day life, and the quality of your health. As part of the Nutrition Education Series, the USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov, has compiled a list of resources to help you maintain a healthy eating … [Read more...]

Understanding Senior Balance Issues

You need to develop balance in every aspect of your life. Work and home life. Social and personal life. Healthy and indulging habits. But, in this article, we are talking about your actual physical senior balance issues. Statistics state that almost 20% of older adults have balance issues in a single year. Why is good balance important? If you are able to control your balance and stay steady … [Read more...]

4 Qualities To Look For In A Health Provider

Choosing the right health care provider with a better understanding of your own needs is the best decision you could make for your health and future! As you reach your mid 60’s and possibly enroll in Medicare how do you know how to choose the right health provider? It may be time for you to find a physician that is specialized in older patients. Someone that is on the same page as you regarding … [Read more...]

Senior Health and Fitness For Boomers: SilverSneakers Fitness

Why do we talk so much about senior health and fitness on a Medicare blog? Physical and mental health are important at any age, but even more so as a senior. Very simply, the better you age the more you will enjoy life. Benefits of staying active as a senior: 1. You will remain independent and strong with good physical and nutritional health 2. With exercise you are less likely to develop a … [Read more...]

Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes the slow decline of your memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are several warning signs and symptoms you should be on the look out for. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of the below symptoms, please see a doctor. … [Read more...]