I am a graduate of the Matter of Balance class from August of 2017.  One of the most important things to remember, is to do the daily exercises. The older we get, the more challenging it becomes to stay strong.  I am 67 years young at this writing. (I honestly don’t know how I got this old.)

I took a minor fall four days ago, no injury at the time, except for my feelings.

I tripped at the top of my stairs, landed on my palms and left knee.

(The reason I fell, is that a kid screamed a high-pitched scream and it

startled me, and I fell.)  No, I’m not blaming anyone else for my situation,

but that is why I fell, and now need a quieter senior community to live in.

Four days later, I needed to apply for Meals On Wheels.  I have metal in my right wrist from a fall ten years ago and my right hand is painful the past two days.  (The pain is not near where the break was 10 years ago). I cannot cook right now, and I am a really good cook; just ask my neighbors.  (Tylenol will be fine for pain management for me, but I am VERY DISAPPOINTED that I fell!

So, if/when you are asked about the importance of the exercises, daily

exercises, emphasize how critical they are to good health, as well as

having ones’ wits about you, and using whatever balancing methods needed.

I’ll be fine; my feelings hurt more than anything else.

All The Best,

To your Health!

S.H. of Point Arena


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