Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Exercise for Seniors
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Anatomy/Physiology, disease Management, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseforseniors.html
Go4Life
(National Institute on Aging)
Provides resources for older adults to get active and includes a series of exercises that are designed especially for older adults using materials already in their homes. Seniors can set personal fitness goals, track their progress and watch success story videos. Resources are also available for family and friends, organizations and health professionals.
http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/
Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator
Take this quiz to find out how long you might expect to live! The quiz is based on research done with people who lived to be at least 100. Answer all the questions and you will receive an estimation of your lifespan. You will also learn why each item is related to how long you might live and what you might do to maximize your health and quality of life as you age.
https://www.livingto100.com/
NIHSenior Health
(National Library of Medicine and National Institute on Aging)
This is a "talking web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people." The information given is basic and easy to read. It presents information in large, easy-to-read type. If you click the "Turn Speech On" button at the top of a page, the text will be read for you. "Each topic provides general background information, quizzes, frequently asked questions (FAQs), open-captioned video clips, transcripts for the videos, and photos and illustrations with captions." Topics include Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Balance Problems, Breast Cancer, Hearing Loss, Exercise for older adults and more. Short video clips illustrate exercise techniques.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov
Nutrition for Seniors
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, and more. Learn how to eat well and safely as a senior. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutritionforseniors.html
SC Assistive Technology Project
(The University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources)
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is a federally funded project concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Read about types of assistive technology and how it is used. Look at AT Funding to learn how to qualify. The site also offers training opportunities for health and social service professionals. Examples of assistive technologies include modified eating utensils, page turners, dressing aids; devices that help with speech or hearing; mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers; computer access aids like touch screens, modified keyboards, and much more.
http://www.sc.edu/scatp/
Seniors' Health Issues (General)
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, and more. This page offers information on many aspects of healthy aging: exercise, health screenings, keeping your memory sharp, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html

Last Modified: Wednesday January 02, 2013 10:18 AM