Crisp air, fall fairs, color everywhere... hope this autumn leaves you feeling refreshed.



Tips to Keep Moving this Fall
We're ready for falling leaves, a cool breeze and family gatherings! This month's newsletter features some great advice for caregivers; take a look:
  • The Right Steps for Fall Prevention
  • How We're Staying 'Activ'
  • Plus, Fall Funnies
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What's on the Schedule for September:  

We have full daily itineraries planned for September, plus some great family events you won't want to miss! Click below to see the full calendar of events.


A Date You'll Want to Remember: 
  • September 18 at Noon - Western Hoedown

The Right Steps for Fall Prevention

There isn't a way to stop the leaves from changing, but there are measures we can take to help prevent loved ones from falls that  might sustain injuries. Below are a few steps to lower your chances of falling.
 
Stand Up Slowly - Getting up too briskly can cause your blood pressure to drop, which can simulate a loss of balance. Get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Have Your Vision and Hearing Tested  - Small changes in sight and hearing can cause a fall. Take the time to get used to new eyeglasses and always wear them when you need them. If you have a hearing aid, be sure it fits and operates well.

Know the Side Effects of Medications - If your medicine can make you sleepy or dizzy, know when is the best time to take it and talk to your doctor about any health concerns.

Stay Physically Active - Find an exercise program that is right for you. Regular exercise helps keep you strong and flexible.   

More than 1 in 3 people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling, and fall-related problems, naturally increases with age.

For more information on fall prevention click here.

Morning Exercises

Our residents start their day with morning exercises-a fun activity that gets the day off to a great start!

Specially designed  exercise with our residents in mind work to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion, mobility, gait, and balance.
 
Getting moving can help boost energy, protect the heart, and manage pain as well as weight. Regular exercise is also good for enhancing sleep, improving balance and relieving stress. We're excited to get moving this Fall!

Fall Funnies
 
What did one autumn leaf say to another? 
I'm falling for you.  

Why did Humpty Dumpty love autumn?
Because Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

What month does every tree dread?
Sept-timmmberrr!

What did autumn say to summer?
Make like a tree and leaf!

What do trees say when they get their leaves back in spring?
What a re-leaf!

What kind of vest should you wear in the fall?
A har-vest!

You can't help but enjoy this time of year - it's autumn-matic!

ActivCare at Brittany House  |  5401 E. Centralia Street  |  Long Beach, CA 90808
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