You're in your 90s! What can you do to be as healthy as possible?

Your annual wellness visit is a good time to talk to your doctor or nurse about your personalized prevention plan. This plan helps prevent disease and disability based on your current health and past history.Full-Flower-(1).png

In addition to talking with your provider or nurse about your health and safety, you may also need certain vaccines and medical tests. You do not need every test every year. You may decide to stop doing some tests you used to get every year.

You want to age with dignity and grace, and our teams understand that! The EMHS Center for Women’s Health at Inland has the team in place to answer all of your questions and treat you with respectful care.

If finances are preventing you from receiving care, our financial assistance program may be able to help. Ask our community health navigator for more information. 

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Every day I will try to:

  • Eat healthy — go to to get started
  • Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity if I am mobile
  • Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Get help to quit or don't start smoking
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike and wear protective gear for sports
  • Wear a seatbelt in cars and not text and drive
  • Limit alcohol use to one drink or less
  • Not use illegal drugs or misuse prescription drugs

Talk to my doctor at least once a year about:

  • My weight (BMI), height, diet, and physical activity level
  • My tobacco and alcohol use
  • Any violence in my life
  • Depression and any other mental health concerns
  • Diabetes screening
  • Preventing falls with vitamin D and exercise
  • Who will make health care decisions for me if I am unable to? Advance directives tell your doctor what kind of care you want if you become unable to make medical decisions. 

*Ask if I need these tests, medicines, or vaccines this year:

  • Blood pressure
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • HIV  
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) and other age appropriate vaccines, boosters, and screenings 
  • Tuberculosis


* The decision to get any medical test or procedure is a personal one between you and your doctor, at any age. These age ranges are suggested by our sources and may not apply to every person.

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