November 2019 Newsletter

The gusty wind and leafs on the ground tell us that another season has passed and we are heading into cold months ahead. As a younger person, winter was enjoyable, but now I would prefer warmer days with more daylight. But wishing doesn’t make it so, at least in Canada, so how best to prepare? In addition to November being Falls Prevention Month (which is the focus of this update), it is also known as ‘National Nachos Day and National Bittersweet Chocolate Almonds Day (yup in the US); Movember (Men’s Health Awareness Month) and Make a Will Month. Given our forecast for snow, I thought I would share some information that I hope keeps you steady on your feet.

The Seniors Health Knowledge Network shares their research that provides tips, exercise and information. Nobody expects to fall but unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury for Canadians aged 65 and older and 81% for seniors admitted into hospital were as a result of a fall. Many sustain a brain injury and/or a broken pelvis. Prevention is the best we have to offer. I hope this information is helpful.

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