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Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.

The mission is to encourage local level Healthy Aging® events that promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health…physically, socially, mentally or financially.

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging® since many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. It offers the opportunity to hit ‘re-start’ and take positive measures that make a positive impact. As a healthcare community, let’s make an effort to encourage individuals to identify ways to make improvements to help lead a happier and healthier life.

Ten Tips for Reinventing Yourself

  1. Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like.
  2. Be positive in your conversations and your actions every day.
  3. Ditch the downer friends. Have negative friends who complain all of the time and constantly talk about how awful everything is? Let them go.
  4. Walk like a vibrant, healthy person.
  5. Stand up straight! You can knock off the appearance of a few extra years with this trick your mother kept trying to tell you.
  6. Smile! Research shows people who smile more often are happier.
  7. Lonely? Stop brooding and complaining about having no friends or family. Do something about it.
  8. Go for a walk. Not only for your health, but to see neighbors, friends..or take your dog for a walk.
  9. Get a physical. Make this month the time to set up your annual physical and other health screenings.
  10. Find your inner artist. Learn how to play an instrument. Join the choir at your church. Go to a painting class.


Included below are resources and sites that offer prevention and healthy living that can be utilized to promote with your older adult population: