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Fall Prevention Checklist

Research studies have shown that one out of four people age 65+ falls each year. 20% of falls cause a serious injury such as hip fractures or broken bones. Falls, with or without injury, can result in loss of mobility, independence, and quality of life. Caregivers are impacted, too, experiencing a significant increase in their workload, sometimes leading to depression.

The good news is you have the power to reduce your loved one’s risk of falling. The steps below can help you work together to develop a falls prevention action plan.

Start the conversation: Explain you are concerned about their overall safety and want to partner on preventative measures. Suggest accompanying him or her to a wellness checkup that includes a falls-risk assessment. For an at-home assessment, ask your loved one to complete a brief fall risk assessment checklist by clicking on link below:

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Fall Prevention Checklist 2019-12-02T12:53:01-05:00

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog

Exercising during the winter months can be challenging as temperatures drop, roads and sidewalks are slippery, and storms prevent outdoor activities. Here are 6 ways to keep active this season.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter | NCOA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines recommend that adults move more and sit less throughout the day by engaging in a combination of aerobic activities, as well as balance training and muscle strengthening.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog 2019-10-28T08:14:12-04:00

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors | My Medicare Matters

Coverage of preventive services is one of the most important parts of Medicare’s role in keeping people healthy. Whether reinforcing immunizations you received as a child, or preparing you for next flu season, vaccines are a key part of avoiding diseases that can prevent you from aging well.

Healthy aging all year: Medicare covers 4 important vaccines for seniors 2019-10-28T08:09:21-04:00

Good News – Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

Busy week in Congress for Healthy Aging
On Sept. 18, the House Education and Labor Committee adopted an Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization bill that includes many positive improvements for chronic disease self-management education (CDSME), falls prevention, and healthy aging in general. In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its proposed FY20 Labor-HHS-Appropriations bill, calling for level-funding for falls prevention and CDSME. Check out the press release from the National Council on Aging.

NCOA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Support for the Dignity in Aging Act | NCOA

Arlington, VA (September 17, 2019) ─ The National Council on Aging (NCOA) commends the leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor for introducing H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Chair Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep.

Good News – Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act 2019-09-20T15:02:37-04:00

Free Matter of Balance Course

MATTER OF BALANCE
Do you have concerns about falling? Have you been struggling with maintaining your balance?
Many older adults are concerned about falling and restrict their activities. This award-winning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is an evidenced-based health education program and it is free of charge. While simple exercises will be used, it is not an exercise class.

Minimum Number of people: 3 minimum and 8 maximum

Registration by Thursday, September 26
To register call the Passmore Center front desk, 919-245-2015
Instructor: Geri Kanne, MSN, ANP-BC
Fee: FREE
Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Classes will be held from Tuesday, Oct 2 through Nov 19 (242000-02)
Time: 10 am – 12 pm, or 1- 3 pm

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Free Matter of Balance Course 2019-09-18T17:27:51-04:00
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