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Outdoor Fall Prevention Tips

We’re told our whole lives to get out and get moving, and this is especially important as we age. Although regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of injuries from falls, exercise safety is essential. For seniors, a fall can be a life-changing event or the start of a downward…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

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Older adults tend to feel the cold more than younger folks, and the cold may have a greater negative effect on seniors. Know how to keep warm in cold weather, and what you should not do when out in the cold. Keep Warm Inside It’s important to stay warm, even…

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When the Power Goes Out

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When the power goes out in cold weather, older adults are especially vulnerable. A few precautions taken early can keep you and your loved ones safe during a winter power outage. Charge Devices in Advance Cell phones are for more than just games and messages. For an older adult in…

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Fall Prevention Tips

Home safety and falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury and illness for seniors. In fact, 40 percent of all nursing home admissions are attributed to falls at home, and 70 percent of accidental deaths in people over the age of 75 are the result of falls. Many of these falls are preventable…

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UV Safety

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July is the perfect month to talk about sun and UV safety. The sun is bright and the temperatures hot, and many people spend a lot more time outside during the summer than at other times of the year. If you aren’t prepared properly for sun safety, you can cause…

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Keeping Safe in Summer Heat

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Summer temperatures can be dangerous for some older adults, who are especially prone to suffering heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips for keeping your elderly loved one cool this summer: Stay Hydrated Drink water frequently throughout the day. Pay attention to signs of thirst—like dry…

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AMD and Low-Vision Tips

Vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 37 percent of people over the age of 75. Loss of vision and its related problems has serious consequences as people age, and could have a major impact on a person’s independence, overall health, and confidence. Some indicators of AMD include a blind spot…

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Using Technology to Age in Place

Though many seniors are technology savvy, many may be skeptical about the latest devices. But when a senior wants to age in place instead of leaving home, technology can be a lifesaver. Here are some technology options and products designed to help seniors. Engage with Others Technology offers many options…

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