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Health Recommendations for Women in Their 60s

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With the Golden Years upon you and retirement in sight, your 60s pose a world of opportunities. Osteoporosis may start to become a concern, but Atlantic Health System Women’s Health can help ensure that bone health and other medical issues don’t derail your plans. Whether you’re going to travel or just spend more time with the grandkids, the following recommendations can help you stay active and enjoy all that life in your 60s has to offer:

Find a Doctor

If you haven’t already, it’s time to form a relationship with a primary care physician. This partnership is critical to your health now and in the years to come. Those over the age of 65 may want to consider finding a geriatric medicine physician who is trained in the unique health care needs of older adults.

Prevention

You may also want to ask your doctor about screenings and vaccinations appropriate for adult women of any age. These include:

  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Measles mumps and rubella vaccine
  • Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus)
  • Bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes screening

Lifestyle Changes


These recommendations are intended as a guide for women in their 40s who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.