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WIHA Debuts New Stepping On Video

Stepping On in the News

Class aims to prevent falls, fight Wisconsin's high rate of deadly spills.

In our opinion . . .

Falls are not a normal part of aging - seniors can take action to prevent falls.

Falls prevention advocate builds awareness -- and strength.

Strengthening body and building awareness make falls prevention a life-changing pursuit   Kathryn Bowen’s life gives her lots of reasons to stay on her toes – but caring for her granddaughter is the biggest one.  “Her toys are everywhere,” Kathryn admits with a wry chuckle.  “I really have to work to keep them picked up!”   Like many...

Learn More, Feel Better with Self-Management Education

Health Outcomes Improve When People Practice Self-Care Wisconsin a Leader in Offering Evidence-Based Self-Management Programs   How much of your health is influenced by what you do outside your doctor’s office?  More than you may think – and research shows that people who learn how to manage their conditions feel better and have measurably better health.  The...

WIHA Receives CVS Health Community Grant

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $15,000 CVS Health Community Grant for 2017.  The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health as part of its commitment to building healthier communities.  These grants support non-profit organizations that are providing much-needed access to health care for at-risk and underserved...

History of Falling Increases Crash Risk for Older Drivers

New partnership promotes safety and mobility by preventing falls   MADISON, Wisc. (Dec. 5, 2016) – A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that seniors and their families should view falls as a possible early indicator of risk behind the wheel. According to the research, older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved...

Coming Home to Caregiving - Holiday Trips Often Reveal Challenges Facing Older Loved Ones

Being a family caregiver is rewarding, but it can be stressful, too.  When a loved one lives far away, caregivers face even more challenges.  A trip home for the holidays may reveal the first clues that older relatives or parents are struggling with day-to-day tasks. Your mom may have projected a cheerful voice over the phone - but you find a different story when she greets you at...

Clear Answers are Key To Improving Health Outcomes

Have you ever been to the doctor ...    and left the office without any idea what he said?   Have you ever read the instructions on your prescription ...    and still not understood how to take it?  Have you ever avoided asking your doctor to repeat an instruction ...    because you were afraid she would question your memory?  Are...

WIHA Joins State and National Efforts to Battle Growing Falls Epidemic

Front row, left to right, Betsy Abramson (WIHA), Erin Parker (CDC), Kathryn Bowen (Peer Leader), Anne Hvizdak (WI-DHS), Shannon Myers (WIHA).  Back row, left to right: Chuck Warzecha (WI-DHS), State Senator Luther Olsen (14th District), Becky Turpin (UW-Health), Dr. Kathleen Walsh (UW School of Medicine), Hilary Eiring (CDC) WIHA joined state and national partners...