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Senior health

Healthy seniors

Senior health tip of the month

Take care of your eyes to protect them from age-related problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. Do these things:

  • Eat well. Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Fill your plate with green leafy vegetables, salmon or other oily fish, eggs, nuts and beans, and citrus fruits.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration. Ask your doctor for help, or try the resources listed on this webpage.
  • Wear sunglasses. Choose a pair that blocks 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use safety eyewear. If you use hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles.
  • Look away from the computer screen. Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause eyestrain, headaches or neck and back pain.
  • Visit your eye doctor regularly. Everyone needs a regular eye exam, even young children.

Read senior health tips from the previous 12 months.

Are you a grandparent? You may also be interested in our family health tips.

Home-based senior services

Public health nurses make home visits for these services. There is no fee. Call 952-563-8900 for an appointment.
  • Get help to prevent falling. PDF icon Download our flyer.
  • Get resources and referrals for assistance with living arrangements.
  • Talk to a nurse about your health concerns and get answers to your questions.
  • Find community resources for your health and safety.

Community-based senior services

Talk With the Nurse

Group health topic, blood pressure check and one-to-one help for health questions 
  • Date and time: First Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Creekside Community Center
  • No appointment needed
  • No fee

The Nurse is In

One-to-one help for health questions

Hearing screening for seniors

  • At Creekside Community Center
    12-1 p.m., the second Wednesday of even months
    Call for an appointment: 952-563-4873
  • At Edina Senior Center
    1:30-3:30, the first Tuesday of odd months
    Call for an appointment: 952-833-9570

Resources for seniors