Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The mission of Healthy Aging Month is to encourage local level Healthy Aging events that promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health, whether it is physically, socially, mentally or financially (HealthyAging.Net).
Healthy aging is not only important to promote longer lifespans, but also to promote a better quality of life as our bodies continue to age.
Please visit the following links for more information about Healthy Aging Month, as well as tips and methods for making our lifestyles healthier.
The following news release from Healthy Aging Magazine provides an overview of Healthy Aging Month, as well as 10 tips to stay healthy as you age: https://healthyaging.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-September-is-Healthy-Aging-Month-news-release.1.pdf
In support of Healthy Aging Month, the National Eye Institute is increasing awareness of various health risks that affect the eyes as people age. The link to their National Eye Health Education Program includes articles, educational tools and resources, as well as videos and fact sheets concerning vision health and how older adults can keep their eyes healthy: https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/ham
The Healthspan Campaign released a film that emphasizes not only ways in which individuals can increase their lifespan, but their “healthspan” as well. The video addresses concerns faced by members of the aging community, and gives advice on how to overcome health-related challenges that we might face as we grow older: http://healthspancampaign.org/film/
The Alliance for Aging Research provides informative videos addressing several common diseases or illnesses that individuals face as they age. These short films aim to make complicated medical information less intimidating and easier to understand: http://www.agingresearch.org/pocketfilms