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Healthy Aging Grants

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) and its community partners support legislation to fund the researched and proven strategies that give older people, their families and caregivers the tools to protect their own health and wellness. Learn more in the…

Falls Prevention at the Farmers Market 

The time is coming for bright summer days and farm market stands to start popping up throughout the state. Not only are farm markets a great opportunity to walk around and get some vitamin D, but you can also find…

Spring Cleaning and Home Safety 

Research shows that most falls happen at home. Is spring cleaning on your to-do list? Take some time this spring to de-clutter and make your home safer to prevent falls. On top of everyday items like dirty laundry or mail,…

Link Between Falls and Driving 

Some of the same things that impact falls risk can put older adults at higher risk for car crashes. In fact, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that older adults that drive and have a history…

Prepare to Prevent Falls This Winter

Whether or not we want to admit it, snow and ice is coming! Before it’s here to stay awhile, take some time to prepare so you can prevent falls and have a safe and healthy winter. Here are some things…

Stay Falls Free This Hunting Season  

Fall in Wisconsin is a beautiful time of year to be outside – to enjoy the colors of the changing leaves, the crisp air, and for many, to sit in the tree or deer stand for hunting season. While you…

Take Care of Your Bones as You Age

You may not be able to see them when you look in the mirror, but our bones are extremely important to our health and stability! Bone diseases, like osteoporosis, can cause brittle bones and increase your risk of bone fractures…

Falls Myths & Facts

“I know I’m going to fall when I get older. I feel like everyone does. That’s normal.” – We hear this time and time again! Falls are common among older adults, but they are not normal! There are things you…