There are many reasons why we wish to remain active and healthy in our later years. I have just added one more reason this week with the birth of my first grandchild. We welcomed little Abigail into this world. A friend of mine told me that when a baby comes into this world, a grandfather is born. I look forward to sharing all the many milestones that lay ahead of her. So welcome me into that wonderful club many of you are already a part of, the grandparents club. And remember, stay healthy and fall free. Install those grab bars!
A lot of my business comes from people who have already fallen. They have experienced a hospital stay and the painful recovery that follows. That’s why they call me. But there are some simple things you can do that may prevent that painful and expensive fall in the first place. Installing grab bars in places that are notorious for “tripping us up”, getting rid of throw rugs and area rugs, and putting better lighting in dimly lit parts of the house are just some of the easy things you can do. I have found an excellent website that touches on this topic. Visit http://www.learnnottofall.com for more ideas.