Tag: aging

Falls Are a Leading Cause of Fatal Injuries

{Read in 4 minutes} When you think of fall, you probably think about cool, crisp weather, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin spice lattes. What you may not think of much is falls prevention. Falls prevention is an effort sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and coincides with the first day of fall in…
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Redefining Old (as in Older Adult)

{Read in 3:30 minutes} Adjective: old; Comparative adjective: older; Superlative adjective: oldest As we celebrate Older Americans Month, I found myself thinking about how people perceive age. I remember thinking my Dad was old — afterall, he fought in WW II — and retired early with a gold watch — but he died at age 61. Today, I…
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