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Finding Balance NB

Staying Physically Active

 

One of the best ways older adults can help maintain and enhance their well-being and independence is through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity. The more you move and build your strength, balance and flexibility, the better you will feel and the less likely you will fall or sustain a fall-related injury.

Fortunately, it is never too late, and you are never too old to increase your level of physical activity.  For useful information and resources to help you stay physically active, please click on the following link.

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.

                                                          - Mandy Hale

Helping You Help Others

Like you, we understand that the sense of connection and satisfaction that comes from giving back close to home, can be palpable. For information about some of the different ways you can help, please click on the following link.

For direct access to a list of fall prevention resources, we encourage you to consult the links below.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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CAREGIVERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Fall Prevention

All adults 65 years and older should be screened at least once a year to help identify and manage their fall risk factors. As a member of the collaborative fall prevention team, primary care providers play an essential role in ensuring that this occurs based on best available evidence for clinical practice.


Therefore, you are encouraged to consult the updated Algorithm for Fall Risk Screening, Assessment and Intervention which outlines the latest recommended clinical practice guidelines for fall prevention. For more information, click on the following link.

Virtual Trek Around

New Brunswick

Thank you to all who participated in the different activities during

Fall Prevention Month

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your primary care provider or a qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program.

Toll-Free Seniors Information Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information about provincial programs and services for older adults, their family and caregivers please contact:

1-855-550-0552

Tele-Care 

 

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please dial:

8-1-1

For medical emergencies, call  911  immediately or visit your local emergency department.

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