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Safety and Older Age

Information about successful aging and how to make the best of it

Aging Frauds Close to Home star
FDIC reports that frauds and thefts against older persons by people they know and trust are surprisingly common. Learn how to protect ourselves and how to remedy these crimes against us as we age.

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Creativity in Later Life star
Creativity can be a means of making a significant social contribution or can become a very personal addition to our life satisfaction. Learn how to enhance our later years by tapping into our creative side.

Driving as We Age star
Driving is one of the key factors to independence as we age. Since accidents are more likely to be fatal for older drivers, it is important that we seek out the options available to make our driving safer. Find out more keys to safety here.

Fighting Scams star
If we are age 60 or older and especially if we are older women living alone we may be a special target of fraudulent telemarketers and others who consider us vulnerable. Learn how to be especially aware and not be a victim of these dishonest practices.

Fraud Vulnerability as We Age star
Studies show that we are more vulnerable to fraud as we age, as we are losing some of our "cues" such as "gut feelings" and the sense that something may be wrong. Learn about what is being done to discover what changes as we age and how to become more aware and safer out there.

Geriatrics And Aging star[offsite link]

Health and Age star[offsite link]

Home Modifications Offer Stability star
Home modifications for aging in place (staying in your home in older age) means planning ahead. Studies show that most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65. Learn what to look for and how to make your home more user-friendly as you (and your family members) age.

How to Feel Safer as We Age star
Sometimes small improvements around our home can make a huge difference in our safety. Learn how to be action oriented and feel safer within and outside of your immediate home environment.

Making Our Indoors Safer star
Taking steps to make our indoors as safe as possible is a smart move as we age. Learn about ways to make our home environments safer and how to help ourselves and others by assessing in-home risks.

National Institute on Aging star[offsite link]

Planning for a Healthy Trip star
Many older persons love to travel but they make their plans as they did when they were younger, without "thinking it through." We forget that we may need different shoes, get our medications refilled , and more. Take a look at what we need to make our next trip safe and comfortable.

Preparing for Emergencies star
Planning for "what ifs" seems to many of us to be a waste of time. But serious storms are constant reminders of how quickly our normal living can be disrupted. Research tells us that emergency planning should be one of our priorities, especially if we are older adults. Learn the basics here!

Seniors Wellness star[offsite link]

Understanding Geriatrics star[offsite link]

What is Geriatrics? star[offsite link]

Winter Safety Can Save Your Life star
As older adults we tend to produce less body heat and it is harder for us to judge the colder temperatures. We need to prepare for when we will be outdoors in colder weather and when we are driving. This article will give you some great ideas for staying safe in colder climes.

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