People who are physically active, have healthy lifestyle habits and take an active role in managing any chronic conditions will have a better quality of life as they age than those who do not.
In Philadelphia, there are many programs and organizations where people over age 60 can engage in physical activities, learn about healthy lifestyles and become skilled at taking charge of their own well-being.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s PrimeTime Health Promotion Program empowers older adults to adopt safe, healthy lifestyles, reducing their risk of dependence and disability.
Philadelphia offers a wide variety of programs and organizations.
Extensive research has been done which shows the many emotional, psychological and physical benefits of pets. A pet may be a senior's primary companion, which makes those benefits all the more important. At the same time, there are financial and practical challenges to pet ownership. Click here for an article about the power of pets. For tips on pet care, discounted veterinary services and more, visit the Philly Pets and Seniors website. (this is an external website)
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