fall prevention'S ARCHIVE

  • Goodnight Alice

    By Keep Fit and Moving Team | In Fall Prevention, Senior Exercise, Senior Fitness | on June 5, 2014

    I am saddened to learn of the death of one of America’s most beloved actresses—Ann B. Davis who played Alice on “The Brady Bunch”. Her death, which was unavoidable from a fall is one of the leading causes of death to seniors over 65 years of age. According to Wikipedia – “Davis died on June 1, […]

  • Senior Proofing—A Gift of Love

    By Bill Case | In Fall Prevention, Resources, Safety | on December 5, 2013

    As first time parents, the first thing we did before we brought our new baby home was to baby proof our house.  We knew there were “home” high risk factors to injury or possibly even death if we didn’t act responsibly.  The facts are clear about the dangers to infants in the home and preventable […]

  • Deck The Halls and Prevent Falls

    By Bill Case | In Fall Prevention, Holiday, Shopping | on December 2, 2013

    As a physical therapist for over 30 years, I have found that the holiday season has no age, sex or socioeconomic bias when it comes to falling. The concern, is not so much the injury, but to the extent of the disability created and who ultimately is affected. Have you ever been holiday shopping, tripped […]

  • How to Balance Those Sexy Golden Years

    By Bill Case | In Fall Prevention, Fashion | on October 21, 2013

    Not to long ago, I was told that the golden years are not for sissies.  Subsequently, this statement was followed with there is nothing golden about growing old.  WOW!  I was faced with an older adult not too happy about where she was in life. She was referring to her recent total hip replacement and […]

  • Why Does Fashion Have to Hurt? It’s a question I’m sure women will be asking themselves frequently this Sunday as the 65th Annual Emmy Awards kicks off the Red Carpet fun.  Yes, it’s time to hook up with you favorite or often times famous designer who is just daring women to fit into that breathtaking […]

  • This past March Valerie Harper was given only 3 months to live, and now, her doctors say she is close to remission. So what do you do after beating Cancer!? You sign up for the most grueling, life altering, inspirational experience on television, also known as Dancing With The Stars. With her professional partner Tristan […]

  • One of the most devastating, debilitating and life altering events which can happen to an older adult is falling.  Many people who are afraid of falling enter a debilitating spiral of loss of confidence, restriction of activities, physical frailty, falls, and a loss of independence and social interaction. According to the 2010 U.S. Census 1 […]

  • Fall Prevention – Preventing a Fall

    By Keep Fit and Moving Team | In Exercise, Fall Prevention | on September 9, 2013

    Preventing an older adult from falling is one of the greatest gifts we can offer our mom, dad, grandparent or friend.  Nobody wants to fall.  However, there are preventable steps which family, friends and caregivers can put in place to prevent falls.  Once you know the fall risk factors, then the rest is easy–implementation. Personal […]

  • Senior Fitness

    By Bill Case | In Exercise, Fitness, Gym | on April 12, 2013

    Staying fit and mobile plays a large role in senior health. It’s not always easy to maintain fitness levels as we age. Naturally, our bodies change, but we don’t want them becoming immobile! Here are some tips to make your senior years more enjoyable and fit. As much as possible, continue doing your daily living […]

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