! Growing older is inevitable but aging gracefully is a decision!
Care Resource is here to inspire and improve your overall health and well-being by raising awareness about the positive aspects of growing older more gracefully.
Do you want to age gracefully? Are you 45 or older? Are you thinking about beginning new tasks after the summer? If the answers are all yes, keep reading and who knows? You might even start or continue to age gracefully!
Cardiovascular disease in older years
Dr. Steven Santiago, Chief Medical Officer with Care Resource, provides some excellent guidelines for health you must keep in mind:
- Prevention: The key to preventing cardiovascular disease in your older years is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose.
- Screening tests: The best way to find out is through screening tests during regular doctor visits. For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. Why? Because when the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation. It’s something that can impact your life and health.
Care Resources care’s for you
In support of this month Care Resources is offering no-cost preventative screenings to new patients over the age of 45 without private or government insurance. What does this promotion include? This promotion includes screenings for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment. To make an appointment, please call 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish), and a virtual voucher will be assigned to you.
Important health facts
Residents of the U.S. are generally living longer these days, but more and more of them are developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, which will shorten their lives and boost medical costs.
In fact, some 133 million adults, almost half the adult population, now have a chronic health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such a statistic might lead you to think illness and impairment are synonymous with aging, however, growing old doesn’t have to bring disability and disease.
It’s never too late
It’s never too late to start leading a healthier lifestyle. Even well into your 60s and 70s, one can take action to reduce their risk of developing chronic disease. A pathway to aging gracefully is living in an integrated society; maintaining a healthy diet and adequate exercise; pursuing the best possible education and lifetime learning; continuing to be involved in social and civic life; making adaptable housing choices; and remaining in control of one’s life.
Make a wise decision today, and age gracefully. For more information, please call 305.576.1234 or visit Care Resource they improve the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.
About Care Resource
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities. Their focus is on prevention, research, care, treatment, and support services through education.