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"Identifying fall prevention risks for seniors can ensure happier, healthier lives ", by Karen Chandler, Reading Eagle, 8 March 2020.

But the good news is that an aging American can live a more worry-free life with the help of professionals looking to prevent falls before they happen.


"How to Safely Pick a Loved One (or Yourself) Up After a Fall", by Anne-Marie Botek, Aging Care.

Below are some general guidelines that can help you get a loved one upright, without hurting them or yourself in the process.


"Spring Tips to Help Avoid a Fall", by Heidi Davidson, Motion 4 Life Fitness, 2 March 2020.

As our closets, stairs, and other locations become a “catch all”, they can also become a hazard and fall risk, especially for older adults.  Here are 20 tips for fall-proofing your home this Spring:

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"Fall in love but don’t fall down| Coming of Age…Again", by Kathy Iverson, Kirkland Reporter, 11 February 2020.

Here are a few simple suggestions to help find the right balance to keep safe.

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"Staying Mobile", Aging In Place, Updated March 2020.

We can’t always control what happens to our bodies – genetics, emotional health and disease can change our abilities to stay mobile. It’s important that you don’t give up and keeping looking for ways that work best for you to keep you as independent as long as possible.


"Purple Heart Homes Enters 2020 With Successful End to 2019", by Kerry Lawing, Purple Heart Homes, 29 January 2020.

Charitable Veterans Organization Ends Its’ First Full Decade        Having Experienced Numerous Accomplishments. 


"Options abound to give seniors ability to age in placeReducing fall risks a major concern", by Patt Keith, Altoona Mirror, 29 January 2020.

At 76, he jokes that the only thing he would do differently is add a second bathroom vanity sink for his new girlfriend. Gellis is among a growing trend of seniors who wish to “age in place” — retain independent living in a private home — by adding user-friendly features and retaining aesthetics.


"AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities", by AARP Livable Communities, 21 January 2020.

Is your Community Age-Friendly?

People of all ages benefit from the adoption of policies and programs that make neighborhoods walkable, feature transportation options, enable access to key services, provide opportunities to participate in community activities, and support housing that’s affordable and adaptable. Well-designed, age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages.


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