Senior Moments: 5 minutes or less for health

Senior Moments

This month’s Senior Moments is brought to you by Bristol Hospice.  The programs at Bristol Hospice meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and their families/caregivers.  Below are some steps you can take to help protect your health and safety in five minutes or less.

Five Minutes or Less for Health
Test smoke alarms
Do a skin and body check
Make an appointment
Know your numbers
Make sure you are up-to-date on your vaccinations
Eat healthy
Wash children’s hands and toys regularly

Know asthma triggers
Learn the signs for developmental problems
Know the signs and symptoms for heart attack and stroke
Encourage health through play
Take a break
Take care of your teeth and gums
Keep foods safe
Ask questions
Listen to a health podcast
Disinfect surfaces
If you have diabetes, check for sores and vision changes
Get a radon test for your home
Go green
Learn Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care

More Than Five Minutes and Worth It
Be active
Be prepared
Know your family’s health history
Prevent falls
Get involved
Pack a travelers’ health kit
Learn tips for caregiving

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