Local women help seniors find balance, avoid falls.
posted on November 30, 2012 by Webmaster posted in SCORE SUCCESS STORIES
But first they found SCORE.
Up to 50 percent of Americans over the age of 65 who live independently experience a fear of falling. For many, the fear is so strong that they may limit their activities. When activity is limited, mobility and independence may be reduced, affecting quality of life and actually increasing the risk of future falls. Isolation and depression can also intensify due to lack of interaction with family and friends.