The McMaster Optimal Portal was recently featured on Forbes.com in an article about 10 strategies for seniors to age gracefully and safely in their own homes. Research shows that most seniors want to remain in their homes and live independently for as long as possible. Creating a safe and comfortable home environment can reduce many risks to healthy aging. This can include implementing modifications to your home to accommodate the physical changes that come with age and to reduce your risk of falls. As well, taking care of your mind and body is also big part of aging independently. Older adults who have healthy nutrition habits and exercise regularly are more likely to age optimally. Regular medication reviews with your doctor or pharmacist will ensure your medications are appropriately supporting your quality of life. Many older adults are taking medications that they don’t really need and that can have potentially harmful side effects. Finally, remaining socially engaged, particularly if you live alone, is also a key consideration. Many studies show that social connections play an important role in good health. If you take a proactive approach to your health, you will find aging at home comes easier. Read our evidence-based tips and insights on this topic below.