May ’23 Senior Resources Guide: Aging Myths Debunked

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The National Institute of Aging in Bethesda, Maryland is running a campaign called 10 Myths About Aging. In this Senior Resources Guide, written by the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, we will take an in-depth look at these myths and why they don’t necessarily occur just because you reach a certain age.

These myths cover sleep, depression, learning new things, memory issues, blood pressure, driving, and exercise.

The thing to remember while reading this guide and throughout life, according to the NIA, is not to make assumptions about what it is like to grow old and how your age will affect you.

>> Read the full guide