By Andrea Grajales & Nikki Vega
Eat Healthy !
Eat nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. Avoid sweet, salty, and highly processed foods. Keep in mind that each person has different dietary needs – follow your doctor's suggestions regarding dietary restrictions
Cultivate your relationship!
28% of of older adults live alone, and living alone is the strongest risk factor for loneliness. Maintain communication with with your family and friends, specially after a significant lost or life change.
Make community Connections!
Older adults who engage in meaningful community activities like volunteer work report feeling healthier and less depressed. Join a planning committee, volunteer, take a trip with friends, play cards at your local senior center, or join a book club. Remember that participating in activities should be fun, not stressful.