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Senior Health & Wellness

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is proud to partner with Hebrew SeniorLife

Getting older doesn't have to mean slowing down. Geriatrics experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have teamed up with Hebrew SeniorLife to help you stay healthy as you age. We've compiled a wealth of tips and advice regarding your general health and well-being, exercise, common health issues, and long-term care.


The Latest News

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» New Research Looks at Postoperative Delirium
» Aging Men can Still Enjoy Satisfying Sex Lives
» Pets May Be a Prescription for Improved Health
» Simple Steps to Keep Your Memory Sharp
» Embracing a Socially Active Lifestyle

SENIOR HEALTH VIDEOS
Video: Get Moving after Hospital Stay Get Moving After a Hospital Stay
Video: Be Prepared for Your Check-Up Be Prepared for Your Check-Up
Video: Prevent Falls and Improve Balance Prevent Falls & Improve Balance
Video: Learning About Alzheimer's Disease Learning About Alzheimer's Disease

Staying Well

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» 50 Tips for Staying Well
» Maintaining a Healthy Weight as We Age
» Why You Should Control Your Blood Pressure and How to Go About Doing It
» How to Eat Right and Stay Active to Protect Your Heart
» Better Nutrition as You Age
» Preserve Spiritual Meaning In Your Life
» Seniors Should Stay Active, Engaged to Fight Depression
» Getting Quality Zzzzzs
» How to Keep Older Eyes Sharp
» Seniors: Be Prepared When Going for Your Annual Physical
» Screening Tests: Which Ones Do I Need?
» Vaccinations Help Extend the Golden Years

Exercise & Bone Health

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» Exercise: How Much? What Types?
» Exercise & Seniors
» Get Up & Go: Special Gym Program Helps Those 60+ Get Fit
» Seniors Can Prevent Bone Loss, Fractures
» Get Enough Calcium to Keep Your Bones Healthy
» Dehydration Danger
» Better Your Bone Health Through Walking

Common Health Issues

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» Stay Hydrated, Especially During Summer
» Take Precautions to Prevent Fainting and Falls
» Is Parkinson's Genetic?
» Many Drugs Not Well-Suited for the Elderly
» Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Stroke
» Your Hearing is Your Lifeline to the World
» A To-Do List for Managing Type 2 Diabetes
» How to Prevent Falls and Stay on Your Feet

Planning Ahead/Caregiver Information

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» Time for a Loved One to Turn Over the Car Keys?
» Making the Most out of Nursing Home Visits
» What to Look For in a Long-Term Care Facility
» Why Caregivers Need to Take Care
» Myths About Palliative Care
» Why You Need a Health Care Proxy


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Contact Information

Division of Gerontology
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building #1B (West Campus)
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-8696

Contact Information

Hebrew Senior Life
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
617-363-8000