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ore than half of all injury-
related deaths and 75 per-
cent of disabling injuries
occur in and around the home, reports
the National Safety Council.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-
related deaths among seniors 65 and
older. To help seniors create safer envi-
ronments that allow them to remain
living in their homes for as long as
possible, the Area Agency on Aging 1-
B offers the following tips:
• Many seniors slip on throw rugs,
so be sure to use rugs that have a non-
skid backing or use double-sided tape.
• Place reflective non-skid tape on
stairs, which will help an older adult to
see the steps more clearly.
• Install grab bars in showers,
around tubs or near the toilet.
•A personal emergency response
system (PERS) is an electronic device

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used to summon help in an emergency
such as a fall.
• Regular exercise maintains balance
and builds strength and flexibility. Join
a fitness class or water class or start a
walking program. Exercising in water
is gentle on joints.
• Installing lever handles on doors
makes them easier to open, especially
for seniors with arthritis.
• Place a chair near the main door to
provide a place to rest after shopping
and put packages.
• Install special hinges that allow a
door to open wider to accommodate
walkers and wheelchairs.
Those who would like more infor-
mation on having grab bars installed
in showers or other home based ser-
vices to help an senior remain living
at home can call the Area Agency on
Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.

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Federation's Shalom Baby will present
"Stretch and Kvetch," a yoga class for
moms and kids newborn to 36 months
old, 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at
the Max M. Fisher Federation Building,
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield
Township.
A professional yoga instructor and
a massage therapist will lead two
half-hour classes of yoga and mas-
sage. Healthful snacks and suggestions
for healthful eating will be provided.
Bring a blanket, a toy or visual aid and
a small bottle of sage oil.
The cost is $8 per adult. For res-
ervations, by Oct. 1, contact Lisa
Soble Siegmann, (248) 205-2534 or
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September 27 • 2007

"Just for You:' a day of education
and support for women living with
cancer, will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at
Edgewood Country Club, Commerce.
The free program, now in its fifth
year, is presented by DMC Huron
Valley-Sinai Hospital and the Barbara

Karmanos Cancer Institute,
Detroit.
Women with cancer and their
friends and family will learn from
medical experts at the Natalie and
Manny Charach Cancer Treatment
Center at the hospital.
A panel of physicians will discuss
lymphedema, cancer survival skills,
art for healing and updates on cancer
detection and treatment.
There will be specialists in surgery,
hematology-oncology, radiation oncol-
ogy and obstetrics/gynecology.
A pharmacist and a dietitian will
answer questions.
Comfort and emotional support are
important aspects of the program.
Pampering stations will offer mas-
sages, hand waxing and yoga dem-
onstrations. Sue Ansari, a registered
nurse, will present "Laughter: A
Prescription for Life."
"Just for You" opens at 8:30 a.m.
with registration and a continental
breakfast.
The program begins at 9 a.m. and
concludes at 3:30 p.m. There is no
charge, but advance registration is
requested by calling 1 (888) DMC-
2500; seating is limited.
"Just for You" is supported by Natalie
and Manny Charach, West Bloomfield
residents.

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