Health Information

Some of Avenbury's retired health professionals have provided some useful sources of information to help all of us to be better advocates of our own health.

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Food Diaries - You bite it, you write it.  These 3 sites provide a way to record food eaten and will estimate calorie and nutritional content.  Exercise also, can be tracked.  Daily Plate and Fit Day deal with health and fitness issues.  Spark People expands to other interests that you can choose to participate in – from sports fans to knitters:

Daily Plate: or
Fit Day:
Spark People:

General Health and Fitness - – This is Dr. Roizen’s and Dr. Oz’s web site.  It’s full of good health information and offers a good daily tip sheet.

The following websites where suggested by Senior Care Helper:

Making the move to Assisted Living
Senior Health Resources​
Guide to Senior Nutrition​
Financial Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Legal Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia

The following websites can help you with the latest research of keeping healthy as well as ways in which to keep healthy from eating well to exercising, from sleeping well to diseases which you may have. (Information about communicable diseases and other diseases) (Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine) : go to website and sign up for a free e-mail newsletter

The following websites can help with preparing healthy foods.

The following website has CDs, Books and DVDs that will help with stress, heart problems, Breath work and many other areas

The following website provides some useful information on hearing loss.   Hearing Loss Association of America


The New York Times Magazine: April 18, 2010: The Science of Living a Healthy Life.
Body and Soul
Better Homes and Gardens: Heart-Healthy Living
Spirituality & Health
Natural Health
Delicious Living (free at Nature’s Bin)
Taste for Life Heart Health (free at Nature’s Bin)
Also Nature’s Bin has 10% off on everything for Seniors on Wednesdays
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, MD
The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, MD
Welcome to Your Brain by Sandra AAmodt, PhD and Sam Wang, PhD
The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James A. Duke, PhD
Food Cures by Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN
The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden, PhD, DNS
The Most Effective Cures on Earth by Jonny Bowden, PhD, DNS
You The Owner’s Manual by Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD
Healthy at 100 by John Robbins
The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, MD and Rosie Daley
Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil, MD
500 Low Sodium Recipes by Dick Logue
Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine by John La Puma, MD 
The Mayo Clinic Diet by the weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic
The Core Program by Peggy W. Brill, PT
Instant Relief by Peggy W. Brill, PT


For Exercise, remember to talk with your primary care provider before starting an exercise program and remember to initially, work with a trainer to set up the best program for you in order to prevent injuries and/or over-exertion.  Where to go for Exercise in our area:

Avon Senior Citizen Center: 440-934-2417
Westlake Senior Citizen Center: 440-899-3544
Rocky River Senior Citizen Center: 440-333-6660
Bay Village Senior Citizen Center: 440-899-3409
YMCA of Avon: 440-934-9622
EMH Health Center: 440-988-6800
The Lodge at Avenbury Lakes