Information for Retirees

Fall Prevention

"Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially." (National Council on Aging)

Visit this website to learn about home modifications that will help prevent falls.

Visit this website to learn about strategies for organizing your home for safety. 

How may I help you?

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Click on the office name above to reach the website. Here is a list of some of the programs and services provided by this office:

  • 50+ Centers

  • Medicare Counseling

  • Caregiver Program

  • Loan Closet

  • Social Day Programs

  • Lunch programs at Senior Centers or at home

Another resource is the Maryland Access Point, or MAP, reachable at 410-313-1234. This program provides guidance with assistance and benefits, referrals to programs and services, and planning for the future.  The link to the website is here.

Click on the button below to download a printable card that you may complete for each member of your family to carry with you as well as post on your refrigerator.
©2017-2019 by HEART: The Association of Retired Howard County School Personnel.

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