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Senior Living
November, 2015 - Issue #133
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Fit Fun for Seniors
Visiting Angels caregivers help keep seniors active by engaging in physical activities that are also fun. Walks around the neighborhood or the mall, swimming in the backyard or neighborhood pool, or fitness classes at the senior center are all excellent ways to connect with family and friends while staying fit. Clients with limited mobility can also benefit from safe activities or exercises within the guidelines prescribed by their healthcare provider.
Visiting Angels 263-2273

Partner with SCV's Community Audiologist and Make a Difference for SCV Veterans
by Nola Aronson

I'm committed to serving our community because I believe in the power of giving back and making this a better place for us all to call home. As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day this month, I'm asking for the community's help in providing support for our neighbors who dedicated their lives to keeping our country safe. Our veterans made great sacrifices on our behalf, many coming home with serious injuries such as severe hearing loss and tinnitus.

They've also faced economic challenges, which is why Advanced Audiology is donating a portion of the proceeds from all November hearing aid purchases by veterans to support the SCV chapter of Habitat for Humanity in its work to complete the Habitat for Heroes neighborhood in Santa Clarita. This community of 78 homes off Centre Pointe Parkway is designed to provide homes for low-income veterans and their families. So far, 26 families have moved in, but donations are still needed to help support move-in costs for future residents. For more information, visit www.humanityca.org.

For 30 years, I've been providing the SCV with personalized service and treatment. We offer a wide array of hearing devices that are powerful and discreet, in addition to always-free hearing screenings and complete hearing healthcare plans, and we are the SCV's authorized provider for Facey and UCLA Health patients.

This November, I hope you'll make the decision to invest in improving your hearing and in benefiting the lives of Santa Clarita Valley's veterans.
Nola Aronson, MA, CCC-A, is owner and founder of Advanced Audiology. 877-4555

How to Prevent Falls
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, fall prevention is vital to keeping seniors safe, however it's really a vicious cycle. When someone falls once, they begin to reduce their physical activity for fear of falling again. In turn, this can reduce flexibility, disrupt their sense of balance and lead to increased weakness, which increases the potential risk for another fall.

The goal for all seniors and caregivers should be to motivate and initiate exercise. Try to do some walking and work on balance a little each day. Example: Try standing on one leg - just make sure there's something in front of you to grab onto - a chair or piece of furniture - to help keep your balance. Also, standing up slowly from a sitting position is good exercise. If your doctor says it's OK, explore TaiChi, a wonderful workout for seniors. There are classes everywhere, even on TV!
Home Instead Senior Care for Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys 254-8701
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