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Guides for Active Aging

Preventing Falls Through Physical Activity: A Guide for People Working with Older Adults

This guide is for people who are helping older adults to be active. (PDF, 42 pgs)

It offers practical information on falls and physical activity as well as exercises and fun ideas to work on balance and strength. Use this resource in your work with older adults in your community to help them stay independent and lower their risk of falling.

The guide is divided into seven sections:

  • Facts About Falls

  • Being Active, Being Safe

  • Planning Physical Activity for Preventing Falls

  • Exercises

  • Find out More

  • References

  • Appendices


Rural Route to Active Aging bookletRural Route to Active Aging: A Guide for People Who Want to Stay Active as They Age

As part of the Rural Route to Active Aging project, we developed a booklet for older adults living in rural communities. (PDF, 26 pgs)

This Guide is for people who know they should be active but are not sure where to start. People who are currently active but who want more ideas about how to be active will also find the Guide useful.

The guide encourages year-round activity and suggests different ways to address the barriers people face living in rural areas. Some examples of these barriers include:

  • Winter weather.

  • Lack of organized programs.

  • Transportation.

  • Being able to walk safely on rural roads.

The booklet is divided into six sections:

  • Why Be Active?

  • Setting Goals.

  • Getting Going: Preparing to be Active.

  • Active Ideas.

  • Helping to Make Your Community More Active.

  • Find out More.

  • References.








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