Silver Linings: Tips for Healthy Aging

In what is being called the “Silver Tsunami,” the number of older Americans is expected to rise rapidly in the coming years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018 there were 52 million people aged 65 and older in the United States. That figure is expected to reach over 70 million around the year […]

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Strategies for Fall Prevention

Every September on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging’s Falls Free Initiative promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Week. Their goal is to raise awareness about the impact of falls among older adults and offer practical falls prevention solutions. This Falls Prevention Awareness Week, learn what you can do to keep yourself […]

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Fall Prevention

With aging, bodily systems that keep us balanced and standing upright require more awareness. You may no longer see or hear as well, for example, which can affect your coordination. Nerves that carry information from your brain to your muscles may deteriorate, slowing your reaction time and making it more difficult to move away from oncoming pedestrians or adjust to icy […]

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