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community more accessible.
Many communities are already
engaged in such efforts. For example, counties, cities, towns, and universities accredited by the National
Safety Council Safe Communities
America program put initiatives into
place to raise awareness of the risk
of falls and increase older adult independence and safety at the local level.
The program also works with volunteer groups to make the homes of
older adults safer. For example, one
such volunteer group, “Team Handyman,” installs grab bars, hand rails,
and other safety features in the homes
of older adults in Midland, Michigan.
To learn more about fall preven-
tion, as well as community safety
efforts, visit nsc.org.
While aging itself is not the cause
of falls, older people are at greater
risk of taking a spill. To reduce your
risk of falling, keep your home safe,
your body strong, and your community engaged.
By Devon Dams-O’Connor
When Jill Bronsky began planning
exercise programs and wellness work-
shops for older adults twenty-five
years ago, she found that very few
personal trainers or fitness instruc-
tors would work with elderly people.
Everyone was afraid that old peo-
ple were “too fragile” and could fall
or have a heart attack if they moved
more than necessary.
Over the decades that followed,
Bronsky, who holds a master’s degree
in physical education, and other experts in the growing fields of
aging and eldercare have proven that
regular physical activity is not only
safe for seniors, but it can actually
help prevent the medical emergencies everyone had feared before. As
the owner of Forward Fitness in Williamsville and a group fitness instructor, Bronsky specializes in helping
elders reduce the likelihood of falls,
improve their strength and balance,
and hang on to their independence
longer simply by encouraging them
to move more.
In her new book, Keeping Your Parents Active & Independent: Simple Ways