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  • How to prevent falls

    Healthy Aging & Physical Disability (RRTC)

    Exercise is the best way to prevent falls. Try strength training and balance exercises, such as swimming, yoga and Tai Chi. Improve the safety of your house. This resource includes a Falls Prevention Checklist and links to other falls prevention resources.

  • How to get the most out of health care visits

    Healthy Aging & Physical Disability (RRTC)

    Use the 'PACT' method to get the most out of your doctor's appointment. Prepare, Ask questions, Create a plan and Take away materials. The tips in this resource can help you become more actively involved in making choices about your health.

  • Aging well with post-polio syndrome: The weight of the matter

    Healthy Aging & Physical Disability (RRTC)

    Age well by watching your weight. A recent study found that people with post-polio syndrome are on average overweight, although in better shape than the average US population. Being overweight is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

  • Aging well with post-polio syndrome: Don't let fall prevention fall through the cracks

    Healthy Aging & Physical Disability (RRTC)

    Exercises can help prevent falls among people with post-polio syndrome. Wear rubber-soled shoes, increase your home safety, carry your phone with you when on walks, and talk to your doctor about exercises to increase your strength and balance.

  • Arthritis: should I have knee replacement surgery?

    Health Link B.C.

    Knee replacement surgery for arthritis may be an option if pain does not go away with medication. Risks include: blood clots, unstable joints and a dislocated kneecap. This resource includes a decision aid to help you learn more about knee replacement.

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