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Key Measures of Seniors Health Improve, But Inactivity a Rising Problem

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When the United Health Foundation (UHF) came out with its latest rankings of America’s healthiest states for seniors, Florida fell squarely in the middle of the pack, at No. 27 – a bit surprising, given our state’s many advantages in terms of climate, air quality and retiree health care services. The good news was that, for the country as a whole, seniors’ health prospects have improved, with fewer preventable hospitalizations, more people receiving seasonal flu vaccinations and a general increase in overall “wellness.” The bad news is that the latest data shows a considerable drop in the number of people who are keeping active in their golden years, a key factor for avoiding preventable illness. Details and links to more information are in UHF’s press release, here.