Colorado UCHealth Programs Target Fall Prevention

Colorado ranks 5th in the nation for deaths due to falls. Data such as this is one of the driving reasons why UCHealth Memorial has established the Memorial Injury Prevention and Research Institute (MIPRI), with a goal of improving lives through research and outreach and reducing preventable injury and death as much as possible.

Older Colorado adults can take advantage of that research and outreach in two UCH programs. One is called Aging with Independence & Mobility (AIM), a fall prevention program delivered virtually, along with optional in-person attendance in selected areas.

Home Modifications To Avoid Falls

We’ve all done it once or twice in our lifetime. We wake up in the middle of the night and need to get a drink or go to the bathroom. We stumble out of bed, walk down the hall, and immediately trip over the cat. You both end up on

Summer Travel Safety For Seniors

Summer is here, and travel is back! The U.S. Travel Association estimated that we will spend $95 billion on trips this summer, very close to what we spent in 2019. About 60% of us will hit the road at least once this summer. Despite higher prices in nearly everything, at

Falls Are Preventable: Here’s How

Falling is the second-leading cause of accidental death worldwide.  Falls in older adults are a major class of preventable injuries.  Older people are at risk due to accidents, gait disturbances, balance issues, changed reflexes due to visual, sensory, motor and cognitive impairment, medications and alcohol consumption, infections, and dehydration. (Wikipedia). 

Photo of elderly couple on bus.

What Transportation Options Do Seniors Have If They Cannot Drive?

Having access to transportation is critical to staying connected to family and friends and to pursuing day-to-day activities, both those that are essential and those that enhance one’s quality of life. That is why it is so important to find the right solution to solving transportation challenges before they arise. 

How to Address the Mobility Challenges Older Adults Face?

Mobility facilitates independence and improves our quality of life. As we age the ability to move around freely can become limited. While all mobility changes can’t be prevented, you or your loved ones can devise a plan to stay safe, mobile, and independent when the time comes to stop driving.

Photo of elderly man climbing stairs using handrail.

Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

Each year, millions of older people who are 65 and older fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, according to the CDC. Most of these falls are happening at home. This is why it’s important to evaluate your home – and make any

Photo of woman doing exercises on mat.

What Exercise and Fitness Routines Make Sense for Seniors?

The benefits and importance of exercising and regularly moving your body regardless of age are numerous. However, it becomes even more important as you grow older.  Some of the benefits of staying active include reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease. If you

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  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
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