services. Some grants will also improve the overall quality of life for retirement community residents. To learn more and to see if your neighborhood has received a grant, visit www.aoa.gov/press/pr/2004/09_Sep/09_13_04.asp
programs that teach seniors how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, prevent falls, remain socially engaged and feel supported (Administration on Aging, www.aoa.gov).
There are many challenges associated with aging, but obesity increases the difficulty. To age well, older individuals need to know how
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