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 physician or qualified health provider 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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Keeping Active

According to the World Health Organization the greatest health risk for older adults is living an inactive life. Physical activity can prevent the onset of impairments which lead to an increased risk for falls.
 
Healthy older adults should participate in at least 30 minutes of moderately hard activity on most or all days of the week. A moderately hard activity is one where the heart rate is increased and the person can still talk while doing the activity.Older adults should speak to their physician prior to participating in any new physical activity.
 
Older adults should participate in activities which are enjoyable but which will also maintain strength, balance, endurance, coordination and flexibility. There are many programs for healthy older adults to choose from such as Tai Chi, strength training, walking, water fitness and dancing.
 
Physical activity needs to consider the entire body, not just the lower extremities. Arm strength is also important in falls risk management.

 

 

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