Thursday, February 23, 2017

Falling (The Civil Wars, Acoustic)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is February 23, 2017 in my corner of blog land. This is the last post by me as a 64 year-old blogger, as in a couple days I have a birthday! When I took the course, Developmental Psychology, over forty years ago, age 60 and over was considered elderly. Whether that has changed or not, I haven't noticed. Anyhow, today I was looking at the Mayo Clinic newsletter, HouseCall, and they had some tips on the issue of falling. This is a leading cause of injury for older adults. I paraphrase the recommendations offered.

- Wear sensible footwear, no high heels, pick footwear with non-skid soles. Choose slippers that fit properly.

- Keep moving. Consider walks, water workout, or a gentle form of balance exercise called tai chi.

- When visiting your primary care provider, discuss what eye or ear disorders contribute to risk of falls. Review what supplements or medications are taken, especially those considered to be sedating or anti-depressant. Some adjustment might be made in dosage of these medications or supplements if felt to raise significant risk for fall.

Other Items: I am currently reading an autobio of American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin. He is originally from Boston, comes from a family of 17 children, had a variety of occupations, wrote extensively.

I am helping edit stories included in a forthcoming anthology about forgiveness. When these are published, will advise and highly recommend readers consider obtaining copies. Stories are personal and well-written accounts about this human action. One thing seems true for all of us, forgiving takes time and practice.

Until our next visit, thanks for stopping by and saying hello when you do. Your words are truly welcomed!

Kevod Yeheveh, His Presence be with you.

Mellow Rock
David Russell

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