Older Adults

Older Adults

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

Information for You

Act now to prepare for any emergency – flooding, an ice storm, power outage, flu pandemic or disease outbreak. You may need to evacuate or stay where you are to keep safe.

Arthritis is 100+ different rheumatic diseases and conditions. The most common form is osteoarthritis. Other common forms are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. Some forms of arthritis can affect multiple organs.

Here is information about heart disease, risk factors, blood pressure, prevention, monitoring and treatment, plus tools and resources for individuals and families.

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.

Vermont residents with terminal disease have the option to be prescribed a dose of medication to hasten the end of their life. This option requires the participation of a Vermont physician.

Being at a healthy weight can help lower your chances of developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

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