You’ve fallen, now what?

Despite taking necessary precautions and safety measures, sometimes falls still occur. If you or someone you know is at risk for falling, it's important to know what to do after a fall to ensure your health and safety. Below are a list of steps you need to take after you experience a fall. Step 1: Catch your breath and determine if you are injured. Step 2: If you are injured, stay where you are and try to call for help. If no one is around, try to carefully move towards a phone or where … [Read more...]

You can be an olympian at any age

It's only a matter of days before the torch is lit to commence the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This summer marks the 120th year of the summer games and the USA will be well represented with more than 550 olympians competing for the chance to take home the gold. The average age of American athletes is 27 years old, but some competitors are well into middle age. Although many athletes 'age out' of their sport due to overuse injuries, declining stamina or strength, or the desire to … [Read more...]

Senior Day Trips for Assisted Living Residents

3,531,905 is the number of square miles that make up Pittsylvania County, 44 of which make up the City of Danville. That's a lot of miles worth exploring! If you prefer staycations instead of the tedious planning and higher cost of out-of-town vacation trips, consider day trips just a short drive from home. Below are some fun opportunities to get out of the house and explore the region. Travel back in time at the Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library. The History … [Read more...]