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How We Survive When the Sky Falls Depends on Our Character

By Barbara Floersch December 03, 2022

Those of us 60 years and older live with the sobering knowledge that sometimes the sky really does fall. There are plenty of Chicken Littles running around, frantic about a crisis at work or a broken automobile, but let’s be clear…

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The Hidden Dangers of Falls for Baby Boomers

By Lex Gonzales September 26, 2022

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults, and baby boomers are at especially high risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and over will experience a fall each year…

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The Inner Game of Preventing Falls

By Peter Keers August 06, 2022

Falls are a real risk for those of us over 60. Recently, Ivana Trump died from a fall at home. According to a 2018 Centers for Disease Control report, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. These resulted in injuries for 8.4 million of the cases…

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Possible vs. Inevitable: The Importance of Preventing Falls… and How to Do It!

By Julia Hubbel March 08, 2022

Several weeks ago, a woman commented on an article I’d done about getting older vs. getting old. She told a story about taking a bad fall over a concrete curb, sitting there for a few moments, and then moving on…

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3 Ways to Practice Body Awareness and Prevent Falls (video)

By Rachelle Ballard-Clayton August 08, 2021

We develop body awareness in all stages of life, but unfortunately, we lose some of it as we age. In our later years, being able to understand and develop this awareness of where our body is in space can help with falls prevention, hand-eye coordination…

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Falls in Older Adults Statistics

By Jessica Thomas November 23, 2020

Falls are a major problem that affects many older Americans. These falls can generate high medical costs and often result in surgeries and extended hospital stays. There are many reasons why older Americans may be more susceptible to falls compared with their younger peers. The remainder of this piece will explore some statistics related to […]

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Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe

By Sixty and Me March 30, 2020

There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as falling ungracefully to the ground. It’s one of the signs of aging that we’d like to ignore and deny but there is hope. Please join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician who shares tips…

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Struggling with Balance Exercises After 60? These 5 Essentials Can Help Successfully Prevent Falls

By Claudine Aherne December 12, 2019

You know how important your balance is – for feeling confident when you’re out walking, for feeling steady coming down the stairs and for avoiding trips and falls…

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Balance for Seniors: 600,000+ Seniors Die from Falls Each Year… Don’t Be a Statistic!

By Sixty and Me March 19, 2019

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” If you’re an older woman who dreads experiencing that TV commercial as a real-life drama, you’re not alone. In today’s video, Dr. Sarah Brewer and Margaret Manning share insights into why losing our balance and falling after 60 is such a problem for us – and tips to prevent it. Read on and don’t forget to watch the video! Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries

By Joy Stephenson-Laws February 08, 2019

I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes! Read More