Health and Safety

The links on this page have a lot of different information on your health. This site does not offer medical advice but I have tried to provide useful and reliable sites for your review. Decisions are completely up to you.

My recommendation is to copy and paste the following links into a program on your computer such as Notes, Pages, Word, Excel - you get the idea. Click on one link at a time and make a note of what is most useful for you. 

"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." ~ 
Eleanor Roosevelt
Car Safety

AARP Driving Resource Center - has link to online or onsite 8 hour safe driving program that may provide a discount on your insurance. If you renew prior to the end of your 3 year certificate, the course will take 4 hours. It discounted my car insurance by $80/year
CarFit - helps mature adults ensure the car is "fitting" them properly

"Old age ain't no place for sissies." ~ Bette Davis

Emergency Help

Red Cross Mobile Apps - Downloadable on Google Store or the Apple App Store. Hero Care, First Aid, Blood, Pet First Aid, Emergency, Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, Wildfire, Flood. I have the First Aid and Earthquake apps. They download the videos into your phone so are not depending on a good connection.

Important Documents

General Health Sites

"Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart." ~ Caryn Leschen 

ABCD - After Breast Cancer Diagnosis - support and counseling for breast cancer patients
American Foundation for the Blind - includes information and e-learning to understand blindness and low vision such as Macular Degeneration
Arthritis Foundation
Caring Bridge - create a website to share information and get support
FDA (The Food and Drug Administration)
LiveStrong - nutrition and exercise
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - includes a quiz to see if you may have a hearing problem. This link is for age-related loss and you can click on their main page for additional information. 
Quack watch
RxList - look up your prescription medicine to understand why it's used and side effects and read updates on new medicines
The Conversation Project - how to have a conversation about end of life care including a downloadable kit in several languages

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?

Government Departments 

Administration on Aging - this is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Aging and Adult Services for Santa Clara County - this is my county in California and it's helpful to navigate needs
California Department of Aging - this Department is for my state, and I typed various states in Google and looked for their Department of Aging. I saw several so you might search and see if there is one in your state.
California Senior Gateway - services and resources for seniors, families and caregivers and 

Hotlines and Information Sites 

"Anything you think is wrong with your body at the age of 35 you will be nostalgic for at the age of 45." ~ Nora Ephron

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." Gilda Radner  

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