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Well-being is about more than health care.

It is the combination of mental health, physical health, spiritual health – also called mind, body and spirit – and all the other aspects of your life that make you feel satisfied that your life is going well.

Well-being is important at all ages. However, as you get older you may need to revise how you take care of yourself to meet new challenges and maintain a sense of well-being. You may need to change your diet and sleep habits; find new ways to exercise; reach out to build relationships with family and friends; and maintain or find new activities you enjoy.

At the VA we want to provide the professional care you need, and also encourage you to think about other ways you can enhance your well-being.

This section of the website describes 8 well-being topics and programs and resources that you can use to take charge of your own well-being.