Expert Tips and Advice for Aging Well

You're never too old to get moving!
If you’re 65 or older, regular exercise can do more than just keep you fit. It can also lower your risk for heart disease, osteoarthritis and falls.
Could you have cataracts? Learn the symptoms.
If you live long enough, you will eventually develop cataracts. A Providence ophthalmologist debunks some of the most common myths about cataracts.
Talking to an expert: The crucial role of nutrition in cancer care
In honor of National Nutrition Month® Alyssa George, MA, RDN, program manager at Oncology Nutrition, Providence Cancer Institute, talks about the important connection between cancer and nutrition.
Healthy eating tips for older adults
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is important as we get older. Providence Swedish Dietitian Meghann Karch has tips on how to eat healthy as you age.
Virtual education: Food and common cancer myths
Providence registered dietitian Christina Speaks, MS, RDN, LD, shares valuable information about food and common cancer myths.
Providence offers pastoral care to those of many religions
Hospital chaplains provide spiritual and pastoral care for people spending time in the hospital and their loved ones. Learn more.
5 tips to manage medications and prevent falls
Medications can have a variety of side effects that affect people in different ways, including increasing the risk of falls.
Providence to offer senior fall prevention series at Everett YMCA
The Providence Institute for a Healthier Community is offering a Senior Fall Prevention seminar at the Everett Family YMCA. Join us for an enlightening one-hour seminar designed to provide vital infor
Plan ahead for your health needs with an advance directive
It can be difficult to start a conversation about end-of-life care, but it’s important to talk to your loved ones about creating an advance directive.
Role Reversal
The challenges of aging in place
Aging at home can be challenging. Find out how you can overcome home health care obstacles by planning ahead.
Long-term care planning at Providence
Providence helps older adults build long-term care plans that are right for them as they age.
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How you can stay at home as you age
“Aging in place” means staying at your home as you grow older. Learn how to stay healthy as you age and how you can plan for staying at home.
It’s time to talk about advance directives
Advance care directives outline your wishes for end-of-life medical care when you’re unable to speak for yourself.
Partnership brings the comfort of palliative care into homes
In Humboldt County, Calif., palliative care is now available to patients at home thanks to a partnership between Providence and Hospice of Humboldt.
New research brings hope for detecting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease
A new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon, and recent research shows how you can lower your risk for the disease.
How to create a healthy bucket list for retirement
Changes that come with retirement and aging can impact mental wellness. Learn how to set goals that help you stay more motivated, engaged and happy.
How to embrace healthy aging with healthy habits
With simple, adaptable lifestyle choices and habits, you can pave the way for a healthier aging journey.
Does metabolism slow down for women as they age?
Providence experts explain how metabolism changes over time for women, why it changes and what you can do to stay healthy and fit.
Common myths about alcohol and aging
Is red wine healthy? Can you drink more as you get older? We’ve debunked a few common myths about alcohol and what you should know as you age.
Eyes and aging: What you can do for your eye health
Aging can cause many changes to your eyes, including cataracts and glaucoma. Learn how to prevent and protect your eyes from vision loss.
A fresh approach to the senior years
Medicare recipients qualify for an annual exam designed to enhance health and quality of life.
Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?
Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.
PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk
The PREVENTION Trial at Providence looks at the effects of healthy lifestyle changes combined with brain exercises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more.
Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today
Your eyes and vision change as you age. Learn more about how the Providence team of eye specialists can help protect your eye health and sight with regular exams.
Providence Hospice Hosts New Volunteer Training
Join us for our Fall 2021 virtual comprehensive training course to prepare people who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers.
Coping with Diverticulitis
Learn about diverticular disease and how colorectal surgery from Providence helped one diverticulitis patient eliminate the pain she'd lived with for months.
Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.
Up-to-date vaccines and annual physical exams help people over 50 protect their health and their communities.
Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age
Providence shares research that shows regular meditation practice improves memory and concentration in older adults and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.