Health & Wellness

Living longer in retirement brings great attention to the importance of health and wellness. Genes and upbringing are clearly factors, but so are lifestyle choices.

  • If deemed necessary by your medical provider, consider making changes to your wellness habits and routines — be sure to follow up with your medical provider regularly.
  • Changes to physical activity, stress management, and diet are examples of lifestyle changes that are up to you.
  • Physical exercise comes in many forms, including social activities with groups or clubs.
  • Professional support exists to address conditions ranging from depression to physical rehabilitation.
  • One’s mental attitude and outlook on life can have a profound impact on lifestyle changes.

The following information, links, and resources may help you make changes, physically and mentally:

Penn Medicine, Blog Health and Wellness

Perelman School of Medicine, Principles of Wellness

Penn Medicine, Blog Mindfulness

Wharton Magazine, So You Want to Live to 100?

National Institutes of Health, Physical Wellness Toolkit

National Institutes of Health, Emotional Wellness Toolkit

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, How to Avoid Depression as You Age

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, 4 Ways to Prevent and Manage Stress

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, 5 Tips for Aging Well