Seniors' health

Staying well

Senior couple having a picnic with grandchildrenStaying healthy means you can make the most of your life as you get older.

HealthInsite provides information about health issues associated with ageing including diet, exercise, conditions and diseases.

Catalyst Foundation also provides information on health and wellbeing.

The Australian Government seniors website provides information on healthy and active living.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs provides information, health and wellbeing support to former serving members.

The National Health Services Directory can help you find doctors and other medical services in your area.

Dental and oral health

Veterans Card, Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card holders may be eligible for dental services provided by the South Australian Dental Service, which may also be able to help you with dentures and repairs.

You may be able to get a home visit for dental services if you are housebound or living in an aged care home. You'll need a doctor's referral.

The HealthInsite website has more information on dental health.

Healthy eating

Information on healthy eating can be found on HealthInsite.

The Australian Government Department of Health has tips on nutrition and healthy eating.

Meals on Wheels provides information about nutrition. You can also apply online to have meals delivered to your home.

Staying active

Tips on staying physically and mentally active and information on volunteering, employment, learning and community activities can be found on the staying active web pages.

The Catalyst Foundation also provides information and advice on leisure, travel and lifestyle.

Preventing falls

Falls are one of the major causes of injury for older people. For more information on preventing falls visit the SA Health and HealthInsite websites.

Vaccinations and immunisation

If you're over 65 you can get free influenza (flu) and pneumococcal vaccinations. Your doctor has more information.

Personal alert systems

Personal alert systems can be used to alert relatives, friends, neighbours or a monitoring centre in an emergency.

The Personal Alert Systems Rebate Scheme helps frail older South Australians who are at risk of falls or medical emergencies to obtain a personal alert system, allowing them to live independently in their own homes for longer.

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Page last updated 24 August 2017

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Department for Health and Ageing
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http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/seniors/seniors-health/staying-well
Last Updated:
24/08/17
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