This section of the Library includes brochures, fact and tip sheets and other resources which may be useful in helping older adults understand various topics related to healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
Spanish language versions are available for many of the educational tip sheets.

Dieting and Gallstones

April 17, 2015

It is estimated that digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people in the United States. Gallbladder disease is one of the more common of these diseases. Experts estimate that as many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. This article explains what gallstones are and discusses some of the risks and possible treatments for gallstones.

High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

April 17, 2015

Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. This worksheet discusses the relationship of cholesterol to heart disease, explains what your cholesterol numbers mean and discusses factors affecting cholesterol levels. A worksheet is provided… Read more »

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

April 17, 2015

For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. Protecting yourself and your family when disaster strikes requires planning ahead. This booklet will help you… Read more »

To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

April 17, 2015

This publication will help seniors learn more about food borne illness, food safety at home (including cooking and storage), and meals to go or home-delivered meals.