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February 14, 2012 > LIFE ElderCare: Health Tips for Older Adults who want to remain living independently!

LIFE ElderCare: Health Tips for Older Adults who want to remain living independently!

Where, oh where has my balance gone?

Submitted By Mary Anderson

I used to golf, take long walks, and "cut a rug" in my younger days. But once I became a senior, I began to experience difficult keeping my balance and became fearful I might fall. When my family noticed I had stopped doing some of the things I enjoy because of my loss of confidence to prevent a fall, they encouraged me to contact the Fall Prevention program at LIFE ElderCare.

I signed up for the free 12-week exercise program. A certified exercise technician met with me and created a customized exercise routine that my doctor approved. Then, once a week a student nurse came to my home and practiced the balance exercises with me. I found it easy to set aside 20 minutes a day to practice the exercises on my own. It's been almost 10 weeks and I can already feel the difference.

Now I'm ready to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars! Okay, I made up that part. But, I am rather proud of my improved balance and walking skills. Best of all, my family noticed my confidence level is on the increase.

So, if you are a senior living in the Tri-City Area of Fremont, Newark or Union City and are interested in improving your balance and preventing falls, call Sandy at LIFE ElderCare's Fall Prevention Program, (510) 574-2087, to enroll in the free in-home exercise program.

P.S. LIFE ElderCare's 12-week, in-home exercise program is offered at no cost to home-bound seniors age 60 and older. In addition, you'll receive a free home safety assessment, minor home modifications and a comprehensive medication review. These combined measures may help decrease your possibility of a bad fall. If you are concerned about falling, fall prevention exercises can make all the difference!

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