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Spring is back, and with warm sun on your face and life budding all around you, it’s only natural to feel energized, revived — and younger than you’ve felt in months.

Let’s keep that feeling alive for many seasons to come.

This issue of PA Health looks at aging and explores strategies for living a longer, healthier life. What does it take to make it to your 90th or 100th birthday? In fact, what does it take to make it to your first? We talked with physicians whose patients fall at both ends of the lifespan.

And speaking of our caregivers, many see the spark come back to the eyes of their older patients from something as simple as being with friends. That’s probably true at any age.

Are there lifestyle changes to adopt while you’re young to improve your odds of living longer? What role does genetics play in longevity? And when things like eyesight and hearing start to fade, what are the best ways to cope?

You’ll find answers to these questions and more in this edition of PA Health, along with a recipe that might help you live a longer (and definitely more delicious) life. Enjoy!

I wish you and yours a vibrant and healthy spring — and long and happy lives.

 
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer

Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and CEO
Geisinger

A springtime view of the Susquehanna River in Danville, PA.
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