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FOR OLDER ADULTS

What should I do if I fall?

Preventing falls is important to staying independent. It is about being able to enjoy life’s moments; it is about playing with grandchildren and keeping up with friends.

Catching Your Breath

Interested in taking steps to help.... Including an intergenerational approach...

What Should You Do If You CAN Get Up

 

Just like with personal health concerns, you are also encouraged to speak up if you wish to address common fall risk factors that may be present in your community. The sense of connection and satisfaction that comes from giving back close to home, can be palpable. In addition, participating in community programs, local events, or neighborhood initiatives introduces you to like-minded, passionate individuals... Help with developing age-friendly communities...

What Should You Do If You CANNOT Get Up 

Interested in taking steps to help improve our healthcare system... The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is looking for your support... 

What Should You Do If You Witness a Fall

 

Just like with personal health concerns, you are also encouraged to speak up if you wish to address common fall risk factors that may be present in your community. The sense of connection and satisfaction that comes from giving back close to home, can be palpable. In addition, participating in community programs, local events, or neighborhood initiatives introduces you to like-minded, passionate individuals... Help with developing age-friendly communities...

Resources

 

  • You can prevent falls

  • If You Fall or Witness a Fall, Do You Know What to Do?

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 Senior Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides  a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information on government programs and services for seniors, their families 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, immediately call  911  or visit your local emergency department.

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