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Staying Balanced

Staying balanced in advanced age. I grew up believing that advanced age is not associated with a decline in mobility or activity level. As a child, this belief was based on my dad’s wonderful enthusiasm […]

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Bath Time

SPLISH, SPLASH…..ARE YOU TAKING A BATH?

By: Suzanne Burleson, for SENIOR Magazine

“Splish, splash I was taking a bath

Long about a Saturday night

A rub-a-dub, just relaxing in the tub

Thinking everything was alright

Well, I stepped out of the tub, put my feet on the floor…”

Unfortunately for seniors, the next line of this oldie but goodie from Bobby Darin, might be “I went slipping and a sliding – bumped my head on the door!” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more that one-third, or 11 million adults age 65 and older, fall each year in the United States. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. […]