Healthy Living

This section talks about information and community resources to stay healthy as you live and age.

The topics covered in this sections include:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Dental Care
  • Living Well Program

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Health promotion and disease prevention programs are available for persons aged 60 and over throughout the State of Maryland.

Activities that may be available near you include:

  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Falls Prevention
  • Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Screening
  • Hiking, Kayaking and more!
  • Dance

Check out your local senior/activity center to see what programs are available near you!

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Dental Care

Oral Hygiene is directly related to our overall health and well-being. Neglecting your oral hygiene can have serious consequences such as, heart diseases, respiratory infections that can lead to serious complications of your general health.

Here are a few tips to take care of your teeth:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
  • Eat a balanced diet, and limit soft drinks and in-between meal snacks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and oral exams.

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Living Well Program

Living Well Program provides strategies to take charge of your health. These services include:

  • Staying active – Regular physical activity, help reduce the risk of falling, improving brain function, and relieving arthritis pain.
  • Eating healthy – Regularly consuming meals that are well-balanced is the essence of living healthy.
  • Maintaining one’s health – People can take care of themselves by controlling and preventing their ongoing health conditions, taking medication as presented, and getting regular check-ups.
  • Staying connected –People can improve their overall well-being and prevent depression by talking with friends, volunteering, and doing things they enjoy.

The next step to access these services is by connecting with your local senior/activity center. Programs are available at little or no cost.

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For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call our statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).

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