Optimal Aging

Guidance, stories and solutions for aging well

  • Partnership brings the comfort of palliative care into homes

    Partnership brings the comfort of palliative care into homes

    In Humboldt County, Calif., palliative care is now available to patients at home thanks to a partnership between Providence and Hospice of Humboldt.

    Read Article
  • New research brings hope for detecting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

    New research brings hope for detecting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

    A new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon, and recent research shows how you can lower your risk for the disease.

    Read Article
  • How to create a healthy bucket list for retirement

    How to create a healthy bucket list for retirement

    Changes that come with retirement and aging can impact mental wellness. Learn how to set goals that help you stay more motivated, engaged and happy.

    Read Article
  • ×

    Zip Code
    Thank you for subscribing!
    Error - something went wrong!
  • How to embrace healthy aging with healthy habits

    How to embrace healthy aging with healthy habits

    With simple, adaptable lifestyle choices and habits, you can pave the way for a healthier aging journey.

    Read Article
  • Does metabolism slow down for women as they age?

    Does metabolism slow down for women as they age?

    Providence experts explain how metabolism changes over time for women, why it changes and what you can do to stay healthy and fit.

    Read Article
  • Common myths about alcohol and aging

    Common myths about alcohol and aging

    Is red wine healthy? Can you drink more as you get older? We’ve debunked a few common myths about alcohol and what you should know as you age.

    Read Article
  • Eyes and aging: What you can do for your eye health

    Eyes and aging: What you can do for your eye health

    Aging can cause many changes to your eyes, including cataracts and glaucoma. Learn how to prevent and protect your eyes from vision loss.

    Read Article
  • A fresh approach to the senior years

    A fresh approach to the senior years

    Medicare recipients qualify for an annual exam designed to enhance health and quality of life.

    Read Article
  • Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.

    Read Article
  • PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk

    PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk

    The PREVENTION Trial at Providence looks at the effects of healthy lifestyle changes combined with brain exercises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more.

    Read Article
  • Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Your eyes and vision change as you age. Learn more about how the Providence team of eye specialists can help protect your eye health and sight with regular exams.

    Read Article
  • Providence Hospice Hosts New Volunteer Training

    Providence Hospice Hosts New Volunteer Training

    Join us for our Fall 2021 virtual comprehensive training course to prepare people who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers.

    Read Article
  • Coping with Diverticulitis

    Coping with Diverticulitis

    Learn about diverticular disease and how colorectal surgery from Providence helped one diverticulitis patient eliminate the pain she'd lived with for months.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • Deep brain stimulation: 'Flipping the switch' to change a life

    Deep brain stimulation: 'Flipping the switch' to change a life

    Learn how Providence uses cutting-edge deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease, giving patients a new lease on life.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...