The vast majority of older people in Western Mass want to “age in place,” or continue living in their homes and communities for as long as possible. To achieve this goal, people can seek support from their local aging network. This includes Councils on Aging, senior centers, LifePath (an Area Agency on Aging), private businesses
Falls Prevention Awareness week, a national health campaign with the goal of increasing awareness around injury prevention due to falls, is September 18-24, 2022.
It is reasonable to be concerned about falls, but the good news is that most falls are preventable! Falls are NOT a natural part of aging, and research has shown that, through
Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for
Home upkeep, running errands, staying connected, and working with home technology can all become harder as we age. Some people worry that not being able to manage these tasks will mean they will have to move in with a relative or into assisted living or a nursing home. But many tasks can be easily accomplished