Growing old is part of the natural cycle of life. But with any transition there is stress as we accommodate to the change. Our most important challenge is to support older people to continue to independently live at home and to assist them to continue making a positive contribution to the community.
Their skills and wisdom must be valued as an important resource in our community. While people do change as they get older, old age is not a time of inevitable mental and physical decline. Many of the so-called age related declines can be slowed down or even prevented by positive lifestyle changes. Read on or listen as Dr John explains how we can make that a reality.