Most older pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

Posted on June 14, 2012

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This article speaks of a very real danger for those older Americans living in urban areas.

Staying active as we age is important for good health and walking is easy and inexpensive.  What happens when we lose confidence that

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we can walk around our neighborhood safely?  Fear becomes a real adversary as we grow older, we worry about losing independence, losing our health, and running out of money.

If you don’t exercise you put all of this at risk by increasing the chance of injury from a fall and other health risks.  Even with Medicare coverage a stay in a hospital or nursing home will put a dent in a senior’s savings account and make it more difficult for them to take care of themselves when they return home.

BrightStar can help by providing assistance with in home care and transportation around town.  We can even walk with you to ensure your safety.

Key Points of the Article

  • The vast majority of people over 65 years old in England are unable to walk fast enough to use a pedestrian crossing safely
  • It is important for older adults to be able to cross the road safely to keep physically active, maintain social contacts, and access shops and services
  • Current pedestrian crossing timings should be reviewed

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