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Healthy Aging: Expert Advice & Insights on Aging Gracefully

3 Healthy Seniors walkingHealthy aging means something different to different people. If you’re in your 40s, you’re thinking about prevention. You might be caring for an older parent. If you’re that older parent, you might already have a hip or heart issue you’re managing.

Self-care is key. “As we age, we need to pay attention to our bodies to keep them healthy or to get help when needed,” says Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD.

Be Prepared & Proactive

Whatever your health or age, one thing is true: We’re all growing older. Aging gracefully, on the other hand, requires acceptance, action, and support.

  • Don’t go it alone. Find a friend or group to share in fun, physical activities. Reach out to family members for support when you need it.
  • Set yourself up for success. Keep up with nutrition, water, and medications.
  • Stay informed. We have the latest in flu prevention, COVID, medication research, and more. These articles offer guidance on everything from nutrition and exercise to dementia care.
  • Find trusted healthcare. You can find a lot of health information online these days. Not all of it is right — or right for you. At UVA Health, we have experts on healthy aging. We also have specialists in treating the conditions that older age can bring.

Need a primary care provider to help you on your aging journey? Find a doctor near you.

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