Senior Citizens and Substance Abuse

Senior Citizens and Substance Abuse  Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly-growing health problem in the United States. According to statistics reported by the Lucas County Health Department’s Lucas County Opiate Coalition: deaths among people ages 60 to 64 due to accidental overdoses rose from 4 deaths in 2016 to 8 in […]

Make Your Kitchen a Falls-Free Zone

Make your kitchen a falls-free zone The kitchen is the heart of the home. Hanging out, relaxing and cooking for yourself or loved ones is something that people of all ages like to do, especially older adults who have a background or passion for cooking. However, as we get older, a kitchen that used to […]

Extreme Cold Weather — Safety Tips

As sub-zero temperatures hit our region, Senior Centers Inc. would like to remind the community to check on older adult friends and family members, particularly those who live alone. Older adults are especially susceptible to extreme cold. Of course, winter dangers such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing problems caused by cold air are […]

Steps for Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Steps for Preventing Falls in Older Adults

September is National Falls Prevention month.  Senior Centers, Inc. some tremendous exercise classes to help the older adult with falls prevention:  Matter of Balance, Tai Chi, chair exercise class, walking program and our new class called “Roll the Dice”.  Roll the Dice brings a variety of different exercises to the same class time to prevent boredom.  Just […]