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Avoiding Frauds and Scams

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many seniors are the targets of fraud and scams. You may not be able to recover funds lost, so the best defense is to learn about common types of scams and fraud and avoid becoming a victim.
Where Older Adults Can Get Help

Where Older Adults Can Get Help

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you are an older adult or care for a senior, it’s important to know where to go for help and support.

An Active and Healthy Brain

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Keeping your brain healthy may help reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and help you manage symptoms.

Depression in Older Adults

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Change is a part of life, but for many older adults, life changes can trigger depression. The loss of a loved one, the end of work, a change in roles, a drop in income, illness, or other events are common triggers.

Keeping Good Mental Well-Being as You Age

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods and being active, can help you age well and protect your mental health. There are also other ways to nurture your mental well-being as you get older.
Maintaining a Healthy Diet as You Age

Maintaining a Healthy Diet as You Age

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A healthy diet keeps your body strong, your mind sharp, and can help slow the aging process. It also lowers your risk for high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, and some cancers.
Making Future Decisions About Health Care

Making Future Decisions About Health Care

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Advance care planning involves thinking about and writing down your wishes or instructions for health care decisions in case you are not able to express yourself. This gives you a voice and lets loved ones know what to do if they need to make decisions on your behalf.
Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Abuse and neglect in later life can affect health, happiness and safety. Older adults can experience different kinds of harm including physical, emotional, financial, sexual, spiritual, social, withholding medication or the necessities of life.
Preventing Falls

Preventing Falls

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

The chance of falling increases as you get older - yet many falls and fall-related injuries can be prevented.
Getting Older and Staying Physically Active

Getting Older and Staying Physically Active

October 1, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Being active and maintaining your fitness is an excellent way to stay well as you age. Older adults are more likely to be inactive so take steps to protect your health.

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