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Physical Activity and Fall Prevention

Amanda QuintosJune 12th, 2023Life can be full of wonderful experiences. Falling is not among them. There is nothing pleasant about losing a sense of control, panicking while searching for a way to stabilize oneself, then feeling all kinds of pain after landing on the ground. A flurry of worrying questions may emerge in the aftermath of a fall. […]

The holidays are coming… Part 2.

Amanda QuintosNovember 21st, 2022It’s about that time again: when gatherings abound, and traditions, expectations, stressors, memories, and new possibilities and experiences collide. Decorating one’s home can be a long-awaited (and/or dreaded) part of preparing for the winter holidays. Neighbors can engage in some friendly, showy, festive competition through their holiday displays. Nevertheless, as you become wrapped up in […]

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

Samantha KennedyApril 26th, 2019As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such as broken bones or head injury. Over 300,000 people aged 65 or older are hospitalized each year […]