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"The greatest wealth is health"
~Virgil~

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What is Health? 
Defined by the World Health Organization ~ Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

What is Wellness? 
Defined by the World Health Organization ~ Is more about the attitude you have towards the way you live “a positive approach to living." 

HelpGuide helps you strengthen your mental and emotional health, improve your relationships, and take charge of your life.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works 24/7 keeping America safe from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease, and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC is the nation’s health protection agency — saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money through prevention.  

Click Health Information for Older Adults to access general health information for older adults.

National Council on Aging ~ Center for Healthy Aging help's community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults.

MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

Administration on Aging (AoA) ~ Health, Prevention, and Wellness Programs are through the Older Americans Act and other legislation, AoA supports programs that help older adults remain as healthy and independent as possible in their homes and communities. 

The pages below provide a list of health, prevention, and wellness programs currently supported by the Aging Network, as well as a snapshot of related resources and links.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health ~ HealthyPeople.gov  provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to encourage collaborations across communities and sectors, empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, free.You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition 

National Institute of Health ~ NIHSeniorHealth.gov ~ is a Web site for older adults making aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). 

National Institutes of Aging mission is to discover what may contribute to a healthy old age as well as to understand and address the disease and disability sometimes associated with growing older. In pursuit of these goals, our research program covers a broad range of areas, from the study of basic cellular changes that occur with age to the examination of the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of age-related conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. 

Your mental and physical health is important in this stage of life. 
Staying healthy means eating nutritious foods, exercising, and getting regular medical check-ups. 
Prevention and early detection are the best defense against illness and disease. 

Click on a link below for more information.

American Diabetes Association — information, resources and advocacy for people with diabetes and those working to prevent it. The organization and site also provide research, statistics, and information for healthcare professionals. 

American Heart Association — the site features information on types of heart disease and related prevention, diagnosis and treatments. It also provides statistics and research data as well as information for caregivers and healthcare professionals. 

American Lung Association — The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The site includes information on lung disease, prevention, resources, and research. 

Flu.gov — the U.S. government’s official site for everything flu related including prevention, types of flu, symptoms, vaccinations, and resources. 

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services 

Informational Material


Common Health Conserns Affecting Seniors  

Additional Resources


***Please Note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community.
 
This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community.  
The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services.
 
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.
Thank you for visiting the Monroe County Commission on Aging website.