fall-riskFalls send millions of seniors to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of loss of independence. A program called Stepping On, originated in Australia and later brought to the U.S. by the University of Wisconsin, aims to prevent falls. The 7-week course taught by occupational therapists offers balance and strength exercises as well as discussion on various fall prevention strategies. For more, read my latest piece on Caregivers.

 

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