Older Adults

older Vermont woman at tennis court

Information, resources and programs are available to help older Vermonters find services and support to live longer, healthier lives.

Information for You

Personal health behaviors — such as poor eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking — have a major impact on the health of the population and contribute to the leading causes o

How many adults 65 and older are getting the routine health care and screenings they need to stay healthy? 

Many Vermonters are affected by falls at some point in their life. People who are 65 years and older are increasingly at risk of falling, and therefore potentially injury. As we age, we are more likely to be injured in a fall.

Heat can cause serious illness. On very hot days, sometimes your body temperature can get dangerously high. This makes you at greater risk for serious heat illnesses.

Domestic and sexual violence are serious, preventable public health issues that affect millions of Americans and thousands of Vermonters.

We publish quarterly newsletters, several toolkits, data briefs, and other resources on physical activity, nutrition and obesity. 

 

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