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AgeCare Midnapore May 2017 Calendar/Newsletter Retirement Living

Hello Estate Residents,

It’s May already – April showers bring May flowers. I am looking forward to hosting recreation programs with you for a second month in a row. We will be gardening, exercising, celebrating Mother’s Day, and more importantly we are starting monthly education seminars on health education for you! This months education is all about Falls Prevention:

The Facts

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians.
  • 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year.
  • Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations.
  • Falls are the cause of 95% of all hip-fractures.
  • 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.

Protect Yourself

Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling becomes greater. That’s the bad news. The good news is that falls can be prevented. The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them. For example, poor balance, decreased muscle and bone strength, reduced vision or hearing, and unsafe conditions in and around your home can increase your chance of falling. Staying safe and on your feet is a matter of taking some steps to protect yourself.

You can prevent falls by making the needed adjustments to your home and lifestyle, and by making sure you eat well, stay fit, and use whatever devices will facilitate your daily life while keeping you safe. Your independence and well-being are at stake. Take action!

Mothers Day Brunch

Sunday May 14th

First seating—10:30

Second seating—11:30

Third seat—12:30

Tickets: Adults $17.00

Download the Estate Calendar to see all of our events and programs each day!

May 2017 Estate Calendar