SEPTEMBER IS HEALTHY AGING MONTH

PRESS RELEASES   8/31/2021
Healthy Aging month is an annual health observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. The month, created by Educational Television Network over 10 years ago, is part of the Healthy Aging® Campaign, a national, ongoing health promotion designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health.

In an effort to draw attention to the needs of the growing numbers of older adults, the month was developed to offer a second month on the calendar in addition to May is Older Americans Month. September was chosen as a time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive health measures. These measures include physical, social, financial and mental wellness.

Healthy Aging Month promotes the positive aspects of aging and offers ways to avoid declines in physical, mental, and emotional health that sometimes accompany growing older. This national, annual observance is designed to increase knowledge about new treatments, promote awareness of healthy lifestyles, and expand the contributions of older persons to families and communities.

We encourage you to always schedule a yearly checkup with your physician so you too can have Healthy Aging! If you need a physician, you may contact our Internal Medicine Department at 850.474.8385.