Posted by: richarlm | September 5, 2018

Aging and Your Health

Healthy Living for Seniors

September is healthy aging month. Use these resources to learn more about how to stay healthy.


YOUR HEALTH Radio Shows on Alzheimer’s Disease and Senior Care

Healthy Aging




Ted Talks

  • The Best Way to Help is Often Just to Listen
    A 24-hour helpline in the UK known as Samaritans helped Sophie Andrews become a survivor of abuse rather than a victim. Now she’s paying the favor back as the founder of The Silver Line, a helpline that supports lonely and isolated older people. In a powerful, personal talk, she shares why the simple act of listening (instead of giving advice) is often the best way to help someone in need.
  • The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life
    The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.
  • What’s the Secret to Living Longer? (8 videos)


For Caregivers and Loved Ones

Provided by librarians at the University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library.


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