Last month the Justin Renteria of the New York Times wrote "Keeping Older Pedestrians Safe".
Renteria highlights a recent AARP study that "people 65 and older make up 13 percent of the population but account for a disproportionate number of pedestrian deaths (20 percent in 2012), and sustain more severe injuries in nonfatal accidents."
Also, some of the innovative ways communities are developing their street crossings.
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The Raiser Lifting Cushion is a new companion system to their patient, bathroom, and bedroom lifting systems. Applying their innovative, battery powered, pneumatic technology to the living room and beyond. The Mangar Raiser Lifting Cushion is designed to give an extra boost standing up from chair and support while sitting back down.
Developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Falls Prevention Day was started to highlight the significant issue of falls and help older Americans prevent future falls. The day, September 22nd (the first day of fall), included special, scientifically proven fall prevention exercise classes. Including everything from Ta-Chi to the groundbreaking FallScape.