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  • Preventing Falls According to the CDC, more than one of every four people 65 years old and older fall each year. This results in 3 million of these people visiting emergency departments each year for fall injuries including hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Dr. Jeff Weisler ... Continue Reading
  • Why Our Risk of Falling Increases With Age Our last posting, Impact of a Fall, described how just one fall quickly transformed a Wilmington senior's life from independence and freedom to dependence and loss. We shared this story because it is one of many examples of just how dangerous one fall can be. Understanding ... Continue Reading
  • Impact of a Fall A Fall Can Change Everything! Joan (not her real name) lived the active life of a healthy retiree when one fall changed everything. Before the fall, she was driving, meeting friends for lunch, volunteering at the library, and even playing an occasional game of tennis with ... Continue Reading