Resources for the Aging Population
According to the 2010 United States Census,the 65 and older population is growing faster than total U.S. population. The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census. It is the goal of public health to address the needs of this fast growing aging population. Below you will find some helpful links to improve your health and to assist you in finding the resource you need!
Are you at risk for falling in your home? Use this checklist as a guide:
*If you are 65 or older and have a diagnosis for COPD and/or asthma, you may qualify for a FREE home assessment for COPD/asthma triggers and fall prevention education. Call this number to see if you qualify: 216-201-2001, ext. 1524
Older Adults and Alcohol Use– A guide
Click on this link: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/alcoholuse/toc.html
Older Adults and misuse of prescription drugs
Click on this link: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/news-05-2011/seniors_sex_lives_are_up_and_so_are_std_cases.1.html
Sexually transmitted diseases and the aging population-are you at risk?
Click on these two links to find out:
If you feel you need tested for HIV, call our clinic at 216-201-2001, ext. 1356
What kind of vaccinations should you have at your age?
Click on the link below:
If you need to schedule an appointment for a vaccination, call our clinic!
For a comprehensive search of what may be available to you in your city, please click here: http://211cleveland.org/
Where should you start? Click on this link: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/toc.html
for recommendations from the National Institute on Aging
Government funded resources for seniors
Your Benefits, click on link below to find out what government benefits you qualify for:
Ohio Department of Aging
Department of Senior an Adult Services
City of Cleveland, Department of Aging
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
CDC resource for aging topics