SWSHH is concerned with improving health for adults age 55 and older

July 6, 2018

By Shelly Finzen

Part III

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) recently met with Lincoln County residents concern­ing healthcare for those 55 and older. They conduct­ed focus groups and key informant interviews in Ivanhoe, Tyler, Lake Ben­ton, and Hendricks, focus­ing on the topics of active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living. The discussion findings were recently released. The rec­ommendations made by SWHHS to address these issues are summarized here.
Based on the findings of this project, the SWHHS offers some recommen­dations for improving the lifestyles of adults 55 and older. To address physi­cal activity concerns, they suggest that local schools can allow residents to walk in their buildings before and after school, free of charge.

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