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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015
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6 Simple Steps to Prevent Falls

Did you know that falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries, hospital visits and deaths among people 65 and older? They account for almost 9 million emergency room visits each year, and older adults are at high risk. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older suffers a fall every year. Even if not fatal, a fall can result in disability or loss of independence. That’s unfortunate because falling is not an unavoidable part of aging. With a little attention to prevention, adjusting your lifestyle and awareness of fall hazards, most falls don’t have to happen.

The National Council on Aging recommends taking six simple steps to keep from becoming a fall victim. If you do, you could have a safer, healthier, more active and independent future.

Here are the six steps:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015
By: IRC Blog

How technology can help you stay fit

Do you think technology is just for younger people? Think you can’t master new electronic devices and systems? Well, think again.

There are several kinds of devices that can help you stay fit and active, and they’re very easy to use.

Video game consoles like the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation aren’t just for kids who spend hours playing video games. You can get programs for these systems that will get you out of your chair and moving—virtual dance competitions, virtual sports like tennis, bowling and golf, and exercise programs from aerobics to yoga.

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