fall prevention


Challenge: Preventing Falls

Challenge: Preventing Falls

Falls are the first cause of accidental death for people over 65 years old.  The alarming facts: One in four older adults fall each year, but less than half seek medical care. In 2002, an estimated 391,000 people globally died of injuries related to falls. The Center... » Read More
5 Easy Balance Exercises for Seniors

5 Easy Balance Exercises for Seniors

If you trip and fall when you’re young, it’s just a little embarrassing. But if you lose your balance and fall when you’re a senior, it could mean a trip to the emergency room — or worse. More than one-third of people age 65 or older fall every year, making falls the... » Read More
Staying Safe in Cold Weather

Staying Safe in Cold Weather

  Cold weather can be tough on anyone, but for seniors there are particular concerns.  Falls, hypothermia, depression, and other medical conditions can be especially troublesome during the winter months. However, with caution and preparation, seniors can stave... » Read More
Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

Sometimes life throws us a curveball, doesn’t it? You have all your plans in place:  the car’s packed with complete precision, your Smartphone has directions pulled up, and you just filled up with premium gas  — then your adorable little pug announces with... » Read More

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