Senior Health Program

What’s available for seniors through the Health Department

This program give seniors a chance to sit down with a registered nurse and discuss their health care concerns in more detail. Nurses provide individual health education, including the importance of good nutrition, proper exercise and rest, cancer detection, understanding medications, senior eye health, and other specific topics. If a health problem is found, the client is referred to the appropriate health care provider, such as a physician, dentist, etc. This program ise offered at several locations throughout Muskingum County.

The Senior Health program is available to all Muskingum County residents age 55 and older.

As our population continues to age, more seniors are seeking health care services than ever before. But many seniors say they feel rushed when they see their physician. They say they want to better understand their health care options.

This program provides education only and does not replace a physicians care.

The Senior Health program is free. However, your support of the Health Department Levy keeps the program running.

For more information, call 740-454-9741 and dial 2 for Nursing.

Resources and Links

MedlinePlus Health Topics

National Institute on Aging

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Area Agency on Aging Region 9

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs