Aging comes with health challenges, but seniors don’t have to face them on their own. There is a wealth of education and support resources available, including:

Make health a priority. Ask the doctor if you have any concerns, no matter how minor they may seem.


AARP offers senior discounts and other benefits. Seniors can become AARP members after their fiftieth birthdays.

Consider an advance care directive

This is a binding legal document that specifies how seniors want to be cared for if they’re unable to make those decisions themselves. It’s a good idea to create an advance care directive – a living will – even for seniors in good health. Working through this directive as a family can help start important conversations about care preferences. Consider asking about advance care directives during a checkup.

Learn more about advance care planning.

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