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.

e-News from

April 16, 2015 is a government with information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. The ENews provides the latest health news, plus updates on new features.

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

April 17, 2015

A balanced eating plan and regular physical activity are the building blocks of good health. Poor eating habits and physical inactivity may lead to overweight and related health problems. By eating right and being active, you may reach or maintain a healthy weight. You may also improve your physical health, mental well-being, and set an… Read more »

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

April 17, 2015

Using checklists, questions and answers, and personal stories, this 18-page booklet offers help for older adults thinking about their drinking. Includes a special section for family, friends, and caregivers.

Eat for a Healthy Heart

April 17, 2015

According to the American Heart Association, about 80 million adults in the U.S. have at least one form of heart disease. People can reduce the risk of developing these problems with lifestyle changes that include eating a healthy diet. This fact sheet provides guidance for eating heart-healthy and provides a link to heart-healthy recipes.

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers

April 17, 2015

The Toolkit for Trainers is a resource developed by the National Institute on Aging. Aging professionals can use these free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features two websites from the National Institutes of Health — and Trainers can use the… Read more »

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.