October 1, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). This day has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly to bring awareness to the special needs of older persons all over the world. Recognizing the contributions of older people to their own health and the multiple roles they play in the preparedness and response phases of the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future pandemics, is incredibly important.
VSSJ has rounded up a whole slew of articles about vegetarianism and aging! And be sure to check out VSSJ’s page of COVID-19 pandemic-related resources.
- The Vegetarian Resource Group’s very comprehensive A Senior’s Guide to Good Nutrition
- Million Dollar Vegan’s Why You’re Never Too Old to Go Vegan
- Harvard Health Letter: Is It Safe to Go Vegan in Older Age?
- Heritage Senior Communities’ Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Older Adults?
- The Vegan Society’s Getting the Most Out of Your Vegan Diet in Later Life
- New Zealand Vegetarian Society’s Life Stages – Elderly resources
- The Flaming Vegan’s Senior Going Vegan? A Few Things to Consider
- VegKitchen’s 7 Benefits of Plant-Based for Seniors
- Forks Over Knives’ On going vegan at 80
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s Plant-Based Diets Promote Healthful Aging
- The Beet’s Can a Plant-Based Diet Reverse Aging?
- One Green Planet’s Forever Young: The Anti-Aging Benefits of Plant-Based Foods
- Live Kindly’s The Foundation of Youth is Made of Fruits and Veggies, Not $100 Moisturizers
- Plant Based News’ Plant-Based Diets Can Promote Healthy Aging
- Sixty+Me’s How Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Aging