Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County will host its fifth annual '5k Race to Build' on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
The event will be held at Overpeck County Park in...
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments and working with health care and other community providers, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.
Both the National Council on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control recommend the following fall prevention steps:
Bergen Volunteer Center's Chore Handyman Service Can Help
The Bergen Volunteer Center’s Chore Handyman Service can help provide minor home repairs to keep Bergen County senior and disabled residents safe in their homes. Volunteers from Chore can do such things as install grab bars and bannisters, change light bulbs, repair or replace lighting fixtures, install curtain rods and shades and more. There is no labor charge for Chore service—people are asked only to pay for any materials used in the repair. Chore Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 201-489-7790, or visit www.bergenvolunteers.org. Maureen McCormick Program Director, Chore Volunteer Handyman Service Bergen Volunteer Center 64 Passaic Street Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 email@example.com 201-489-7790 (Chore direct line) 201-489-9454 201-489-1995-fax