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HHS HealthBeat (May 18, 2012)

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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

As we age, it’s important to stay active and involved with families and communities. Lots of activities can help seniors remain engaged, physically fit and mentally healthy.

Kathy Greenlee is Administrator of the HHS' Administration for Community Living.  

“To just physically participate in the day, whether it’s something like aqua aerobics or walking or simply making sure that you get up during the day and move around, those are all important as a part of supporting mental health, physical health, the basics.”

Simply being there for seniors can make a huge difference at they get older.

“Family support is really critical to seniors. They want to remain connected to their families and their communities, and it’s important that we provide supports that allow them to maintain those relationships.”

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: May 29, 2012