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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter is a magical season with its snowy landscapes and the joy of the holiday season. However, it also brings challenges, especially for seniors. Cold weather, slippery sidewalks, and shorter daylight hours can pose safety risks. To ensure a safe and enjoyable winter, we’ve gathered some essential tips for seniors to stay healthy and secure during the coldest months of the year. 1. Dress Warmly...

Costumes, Candy, and Care: Safety Reminders for the Family this Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for the entire family. This special holiday encourages creativity, strengthens community spirit, and gives us all an excuse to dress up. To help prevent accidents and injuries that could spoil the holiday or worse, we offer the following safety reminders for Halloween. Choose Safe Costumes Halloween costumes should be made of flame-resistant fabric. Colors should be bright and reflective, or...

8 Steps to Fall-Proof Your Home

This week is Active Aging Week, an annual campaign to promote the benefits of healthy aging and lifestyles. It is held during the first week of October, beginning on the first Monday of the month. In 2023, it runs from October 2 to October 8. Falls are one of the greatest health risks for older adults. Every year, millions of people ages 65 and older...

Drowsy Driving: Is It Really So Bad?

Slow reaction times. Drifting from lane to lane. Traveling at inappropriate speeds. No, we’re not talking about drunk driving. We’re actually talking about drowsy driving. While many of us may think it’s perfectly normal ‒ or just a part of life ‒ to get behind the wheel when we feel sleepy, it’s a serious problem on our roadways. Each year, there are thousands of drowsy-driving-related...

What You Should Know About Common Household Poisons

Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers across America. And according to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), more than 90% of those poisonings occur at home. To help you identify any potential poison risks in your home – and know what to do if a poisoning occurs – here’s what you should know about common household poisons....