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Fall Prevention

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Celeste Carlucci

Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.

Innovative New Programs to Combat Falls

Hilary Young | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Falls are not a rite of passage that comes with age; with a little bit of education and awareness, falls can be prevented. The trouble is finding an effective way to spread the word.

Mother's Day

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Celeste Carlucci

In my work teaching older adults, I listen to their issues, guide them in living healthier lives, and build their confidence to keep them moving strong. I feel I have an honored role. Together we sort out what matters most in their lives, and find solutions to help them live full, enriched, independent lives. In return, I receive their joy and wisdom.

10 Easy Resolutions for Healthy Aging at Home

Rachel Adelson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

As you look ahead to 2014, do you wonder what you or your parents might need in the year ahead to stay safe, healthy and independent at home?

Savvy Stocking Stuffers for Aging at Home

Rachel Adelson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Figuring out your holiday gifts? Little things can make a big difference for older relatives and friends who are trying to stay safe and independent.

7 Lessons Learned After Mom Fell

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Sometimes the very ground you walk on can feel pretty shaky when your stable life is marred by a fall.

'Aging Is Still An Amorphous Concept'

Rachel Adelson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Did you notice anything interesting about 'aging' this summer in the people you saw or the places you stayed? Did it make you want to make any changes to your home when you got back? How do you deal with discomfort about aging?

Orthopedic Injuries: Prehab to Avoid Rehab

Mirabai Holland | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Mirabai Holland

If you want to stay active and mobile in the second half of your life, consider prehab today to avoid rehab tomorrow.

Floored! Your Expert Guide to Buying Safer Flooring

Rachel Adelson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

The United States and Canada are setting new safety standards for flooring, but consumers need to go out and demand that manufacturers test and label their products.

Floored! Care and Cleaning Tips from 'Falls Aren't Funny' Author Russ Kendzior (Part 2 of 3)

Rachel Adelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Like most people working in the field of safety, I don't want to argue with people but rather inform them -- to persuade them about the trade-offs they make about appearance versus safety.

Ageism in the ER

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

The ER and the world at-large seem to be in accord in categorizing us as universally retired (in fact, I am working more hours now than ever and think of myself as being in many ways at the top of my game) and frail (in fact, I'll race you up that staircase).

Floored! Safety Tips From Falls Aren't Funny Author Russ Kendzior

Rachel Adelson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Falls aren't just bad luck or fate, though we'd sure like to see it that way. By changing our surroundings to lower the odds of a fall, we can make our luck. Good luck.

Using Interior Design To Help Those Aging At Home

Rachel Adelson | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

What do pillows and drapes have in common with grab bars and roll-in showers? In the world of interior design, plenty: They all help make a home more comfortable, even safer. As more people age at home, designers are starting to respond -- and, though they might not see themselves this way, they are becoming important contributors to public health and safety.

Death to Scatter Rugs! Why Do We Adore Our (Dangerous) Floor Décor?

Rachel Adelson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

If throw rugs symbolize carefree independence, then accepting the need to remove them means accepting that balance is getting shakier, bones are getting brittle, our feet are less sensitive to touch and we need to be a bit more cautious.

Mother's Day Gift to Last Year-Round

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Special occasions, family celebrations and holidays offer opportunities for checking in on your parents and making sure their home environment is safe and free of fall hazards.

Fear of Falling: Breaking the Dangerous Downward Cycle

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Remaining physically active is essential, but it is only one part of a larger fall-prevention picture, which also includes medication management, vision upkeep, proper footwear and a safe home environment.

As Fall Approaches, a Checklist to Keep Family Elders Steady on Their Feet

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The first day of Fall -- Sept. 22, 2012 -- marks National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. This year 46 states, including New York, are participating in Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

3 Lifestyle Choices That May Prevent Falling

Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has weighed in on health issues such as prostate cancer screenings. Now the government panel is turni...

Fear of Falling

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

A month ago, I almost became the subject of one of my own medical school lectures, after an episode that illustrated one of the most serious health problems facing older adults and their doctors: falling.

Aging And The Mind-Body Disconnect

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

In grieving what has been lost, perhaps a space for celebrating the development of new ways of living day by day despite frailty and decline may arise.