Geriatrics and Extended Care
Well-Being: Lower Stress
Your mind impacts your body. It can do this in both positive and negative ways.
Think about how people use their mind to:
- Lower their blood pressure
- Control pain
- Manage stress
Use mind-body techniques to optimize your body’s ability to heal and cope with mental and physical stress.
Programs that Work for Older Adults:
The programs and resources listed below are offered in communities throughout the U.S. and are not specifically endorsed by the VA. Open the link to learn more about the program/resource and to find a location near you.
Aging in Stride
- Yoga practices and safety tips for older adults
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
- Interactive workshops teach skills you can use to manage your own chronic disease
- Program focuses on problems common to people dealing with any chronic conditions, such as pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and talking with doctors
- Classes by state