Providence Seniors Health Team

From how to identify and treat heart diseases to exercise tips to maintain an active lifestyle, the Providence Senior's Health team is committed to providing real-world advice that is hyper-relevant to helping those 65+ find ways stay young at heart

  • Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Up-to-date vaccines and annual physical exams help people over 50 protect their health and their communities.

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  • Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Providence shares research that shows regular meditation practice improves memory and concentration in older adults and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Learn if you may be at risk for cirrhosis and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • World-class cancer care close to home

    World-class cancer care close to home

    Learn how Providence’s partnership with City of Hope helped a patient reduce his commute and spend more time doing what he loves.

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  • What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    Learn if you may be at risk for fatty liver disease and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    Older adults are among the most resilient people, which has paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to build resilience in your own life.

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  • Battling boredom: Some new strategies to try

    Battling boredom: Some new strategies to try

    Are you generally bored during this time of social isolation? Here are some online resources to try as you battle boredom caused by distancing and the pandemic.

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  • The positive pursuit of a new purpose after midlife

    The positive pursuit of a new purpose after midlife

    Learn how seeking new a purpose in life or following long-held interests can offer a lasting boost to mental and physical health as we age.

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  • Living through loss: How to cope when a life partner dies

    Living through loss: How to cope when a life partner dies

    Your life partner has died, which is one of the hardest losses in life. It’s more vital than ever to care for yourself. Here’s help to cope with grief.

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  • Our commitment to Age-Friendly Health through 5M’s

    Our commitment to Age-Friendly Health through 5M’s

    Learn how the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative at Providence identifies and implements best practices caring for older adults.

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  • Providence hospice nurses share their stories of helping and hope

    Providence hospice nurses share their stories of helping and hope

    Hospice nurses at Providence provide physical, mental, spiritual and emotional care to meet their patients’ end-of-life needs. Hear their stories.

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  • Learn the facts about Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn the facts about Alzheimer's Disease

    Many people believe certain myths about how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain. Learn about some of the most common misconceptions about this condition.

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  • Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Learn five secrets to aging gracefully. They may help you fight COVID-19 now and enjoy healthy years ahead.

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  • Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    People are longing to connect. During a “fireside chat,” Ira Byock, M.D., and Dave Isay share storytelling can forge connections during the time of COVID-19.

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  • Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Long term inflammation can lead to many chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, as you grow older. Find out more.

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  • Avoiding the heat-related illnesses of summer

    Avoiding the heat-related illnesses of summer

    If you’re 65 or older, you’re more likely to suffer a heat-related illness during the summer. Learn how to avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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  • Nutrient needs in older adults

    Nutrient needs in older adults

    Learn from Providence how growing older changes your nutrient requirements and what to include in your daily diet to get the nutrition you need.

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  • Get moving: How to stay active while quarantining

    Get moving: How to stay active while quarantining

    It’s important to stay active even while you shelter in place. Here are things you can do to help build strength, balance, heart health and immunity.

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  • Fight infections when you have rheumatoid arthritis

    Fight infections when you have rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful symptoms. You also face a higher risk of infections such as COVID-19. Learn how to handle infections and RA flares, too.

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  • How to communicate more effectively with someone with dementia

    How to communicate more effectively with someone with dementia

    Providence shares helpful tips for communicating with and understanding someone with dementia.

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