Healthy Living for Later Years
UNL Extension Resources for Older Adults
A Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant).
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger.
At no other time in life do people have as many financial decisions to make as they do at age 50 and beyond.
Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help you get the nutrients your body needs as you age. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products; includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.
A Guardian takes responsibility for the care and management of an incompetent adult or minor child. Guardianship transfers the rights and powers from a Ward to a Guardian.
Caregiving refers to the provision of assistance to another person who is ill, disabled, or needs help with daily activities. It often requires attention to the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs and well-being of both the caregivers and the elderly person requiring care. Caregiving is a “reality” confronting many people in our communities today. More than 22.4 million persons are informal caregivers – providing unpaid help to older persons who live in the community. One in four Americans is in a caregiving situation.