The impact of wellness programs on retiree happiness, vitality and independence
6 days ago - By Sun Health Senior Living
Wellness programs are emerging as a promising way to turn the tide of poor health trends among older adults.
They're also a powerful reminder that we alone have the ability to take control over our own health and wellbeing, with community resources standing by to help.
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Chronic disease has become an epidemic in our country, with more than 80 percent of the older adult population dealing with at least one chronic disease, and 68 percent impacted by two or more.
Eighty percent. That's almost everyone.
Consider a married couple. Older...
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