How can I maintain my independence as I age?

For many seniors, independence means a different type of freedom -- from relying on others for assistance -- and maintaining it throughout their golden years. There are some things you can do to help maintain independence by staying healthy.
  • Stay active.
  • Stay social.
  • Volunteer.
  • See your doctor.
  • Take your medicine.
  • Manage stress.
  • Get help when you need it.

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