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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

Staying Safe and Preventing Falls: 5 Steps You Can Take

Falling is not a normal part of aging, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But still, they are not uncommon. In fact, every second of every day, an older adult falls in the U.S. making this the leading cause of injury.

One out of every five falls results in an injury, such as a broken bone or head injury and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Each year, three million older adults go to an emergency room for treatment of a fall injury.

The great news is that you can learn to lower your risk of falling, which in turn can keep you upright and independent longer.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, April 19, 2021

Explore Your Creative Side: 5 Ideas to Try

Being creative can run the gamut - from painting to writing code, drawing pictures to composing poetry or sculpting to creating your own variation of a recipe.

There are many benefits of tapping into your creativity, especially when you grow older. Just a few include an improved mental outlook on life, expanding your social relationships or seeing the world from a different perspective. 

We all have the ability to be creative even if you’ve never considered yourself as such. You may just need to find the right outlet or expand your definition of what it means to be inspired.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Need a Break? Caregiving Tips That Can Help

If you’re providing care for a family member who needs help with the daily tasks of living, you may find that your responsibilities leave little time for yourself. While caregiving is an honorable and loving role to play, it is not easy.

It takes energy, patience, physical ability and emotional endurance to provide daily care. And it can often become frustrating, as well as make you feel under-appreciated and then guilty for feeling so. 

The needs of your loved one are well understood but the needs of the caregiver are commonly overlooked.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Ideas for Both the Body and Mind to Age Well

While it’s true that you’re not getting older but better, most of us know that it’s the result of our efforts and not something that magically occurs.

We’ve also learned through the years that by keeping in shape, we are more likely to enjoy a healthy life, both physically and cognitively.

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