Older adults with cell phones reduce falls risk

This week's trivia question was whether older adults with access to phones were at a lower risk for falls. The answer is, true! Normal aging processes can have a negative affect on a person's muscle strength, bones, and balance. Each year there are over 800,000 people hospitalized due to fall injuries (CDC, 2016) and millions … Continue reading Older adults with cell phones reduce falls risk

Thank You, Dear Caregiver

November is National Caregiver Month. It also happens to be the month where we all give thanks. So, for this Thanksgiving, we want to say:┬áThank you, dear Caregiver! We know there are an estimated 43.5 million of you providing care for your loved one(s) in the U.S. (1). Nearly 14% of you are caring for … Continue reading Thank You, Dear Caregiver

The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the┬áNational Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference held earlier this month. Several of the 2018 Innovation & Achievement Awards were tied to aspects of reducing social isolation for older adults and sponsors highlighted ways that their products could … Continue reading The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it