Healthy Eating and Active Living for Older Adults
The HEAL Campaign supports cities and towns to adopt policies and practices that promote older adult health. Heathy eating and active living can support older adult health by lowering the risk of obesity and other debilitating conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Communities can work to provide safe, walkable neighborhoods and convenient access to healthy food and places to be physically active to promote the health and wellness of older adults. Municipal leaders can harness the ideas and vigor of the older adults in their communities to work together to create age-friendly environments that will help their older citizens stay vital and remain healthy as they age.
- Building Healthy Communities for Older Adults Fact Sheet
- HEAL for Older Adults: Resources for Municipalities
- Active Healthy Seniors Create a Better Future, Virginia Town & CIty, by Susan DeFrancesco and Clara Richards