How to Manage Falls Safely

Posted by: Jeanette |

April 1, 2018


Falls are a major cause of death and/or disability for people over 65. Learning about fall prevention is important, of course, but it is equally important to know how to fall to reduce the impact and incur the least possible injury. A few quick tips to follow when falling are: protect your head, turn to your side as you fall, keep your arms and legs bent, relax, roll out of the impact, try to spread out the impact of the force of the fall, and step into the fall. In this post, I have included a very informative, easy to understand, illustrational resource that educates in much greater detail about how to fall safely.

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Youthful Hearts in American Institute for Cancer Research Magazine Newsletter

Posted by: Jeanette |

February 28, 2016


I was recently interviewed by Catherine Wolz, Associate Director of Education at the American Institute for Cancer Research. She asked me questions about cancer survivors in my classes and how exercise helps with cancer prevention and recovery.  Her final article was recently published in Issue #131, Spring, 2016. 

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(Excellent Free Book) Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Posted by: Jeanette |

August 25, 2014


Get moving! This 120-page free guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

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Stressful Circumstances and Free Legal Aid for Seniors

Posted by: Jeanette |

June 17, 2011 |

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Recently one of my senior class members, Shirley, shared with me that her husband had passed away in early spring. In addition to the stress of dealing with her loss, she was having to deal with loads of unexpected paper work. Her husband's employer was wrongfully claiming that she was not entitled to her husband's pension. As if that wasn't enough, she was also involved in troublesome communications with their insurance company.

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