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RMA Featured Speaker Carolyn Cole: “The Importance of Fitness and Home Safety for Seniors”

Falls with resultant injuries are the unheralded assassins of older adults. In 2007, falls occurred in approximately 40 cases per 100,000 adults. But falls don’t “just happen” and people don’t fall merely because they get older. Contributory risk factors include muscle (particularly leg) weakness, impairment of balance and gait, a fall in blood pressure when one stands up, unsafe footwear, vision problems and excessive medications. Continue Reading →

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