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February is National Heart Month!
Aging can cause changes to the heart
and blood vessels. But many of the problems older adults have with their heart and blood vessels are really caused by disease, not aging.
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
announced this fall that 2014 data show
Missouri has the 4th highest prevalence of
falls and the HIGHEST rate of injury due to
falls in the county. Let’s get to work, Missouri!
What’s being assertive have to do with falls prevention?
With the holidays and inclement weather approaching, it’s the perfect time of year to consider how being assertive can prevent a fall.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th of every year marks a very important day: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is meant to galvanize our communities, local and around the world, to put a stop to elder abuse and neglect. This abuse has many different faces and to get a better idea of what these faces look like watch this short video.
The most prevalent form of elder abuse is financial abuse. To learn more about what financial abuse looks like, watch this quick video. If you suspect financial abuse, you can contact a Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) counselor in your area.
April/May 2017 Newsletter