Keep healthy as a senior by following the
advice in a new package of publications from the U.S.
government. The Senior Health package of publications are
written with the baby boomers in mind; the first of this
generation are now turning 60.
The publications, which cost a total of $5, can be obtained in
- Send your name, address, check or
money order for the cost to Senior Health, Pueblo, CO 81009.
- Order online at
- Call toll-free (888) 878-3256, weekdays 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
ask for Senior Health. Have your credit card handy.
The Senior Health package Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at
50+ (Item 120N) and Questions & Answers About Arthritis and
Exercise (Item 529N) are included in the package.
The package contains tips on maintaining good health and
dealing with age-related health problems. These include
controlling cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and how
often one should be screened for certain cancers.
Having checkups and tests and getting shots can help prevent
or control many diseases and conditions such as heart disease,
diabetes and osteoporosis. The Senior Health package lists
which ones you need and how often you need to get them.
If you're a bit disorganized or overwhelmed with medical
information, the package can help you with charts where you
can record your checkups, shots, test results and the drugs
you are taking. Take these to the doctor's office to document
your medical history, and you can update them with any new
Other information includes tips on how to lose weight by
making small, easy changes to your lifestyle, and the best
exercises for those with arthritis.