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- Website: Active Aging Canada
- Resource type: Fact sheet
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Learn about risks and consequences of falling, and practical ways to adapt to your environment.
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active aging, fall-prevention, fall-related injury, lifestyle modification
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Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 12/27/2018 10:51:16 PM
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